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Palmarosa

  • English Name : Palmarosa
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Palmarosa
  • BotanicalName : Cymbopogon martini
  • Family Name : Poaceae
  • Season : July - August
  • Parts Used : Whole plant

Description

Palmarosa is a perennial grass to 3 m tall. It is cultivated in terai region of Nepal. Its whole body is used. Palmaris essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh partially dried tops of Cymbopogon martini.

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance : Liquid
  • Aroma : Characteristic of floural
  • Flash Point : 101°C
  • Specific Gravity : 0.8883 at 25°C
  • Refractive Index : 1.474 at 25°C
  • Relative Index :
  • Ester Value : 56.9
  • Ester Value after Acetylation :
  • Optical Rotation : 0.07 to 0.5 at 25°C
  • Acid Number : 0.8 to 7.5
  • Total Alcohol :
  • Solubility : Insoluble in water
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1Kg, 5 Kg, 10 Kg, 25 Kg