AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Pelargonium roseum essential oil
Plant Name
: Geranium
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant

Introduction

The essential oil of geranium is used in pharma, cosmetic and beverage industrioes.

Other Details

The essential oil of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species, family, Geraniaceae) ex- tracted by steam distilling the above ground freshly harvested shoot biomass and aroma chem- ical rhodinol separated through fractional distillation of the volatile oil, are widely used in the fragrance industry, aromatherapy and sparingly used in the flavor industry. Rose-scented geranium oil has a strong, rose-like odor with minty top note accompanied by a slight grassy background. The aromatic oil is extensively used in various types of rose fragrances where petal and foliage effects are desired; in scenting of soaps due to its stability in slightly alkaline medium and in cosmetic products.

Reference

1. Rao, BR Rajeswara. "Biomass yield, essential oil yield and essential oil composition of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species) as influenced by row spacings and intercropping with cornmint (Menthaarvensis Lf piperascens Malinv. ex Holmes)." Industrial crops and products 16.2 (2002): 133-144.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Geraniol 28
2Citronellol 24.4
3Linalool 13.3

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