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Lemongrass

  • English Name : Lemongrass
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Lemongrass
  • BotanicalName : Cymbopogon flexuosus
  • Family Name : Garminae
  • Season : July- Sept.
  • Parts Used : Whole plant

Description

Lemongrass in found from terai region to low hilly area of Nepal. Nowadays, it is cultivated for commercial purpose in terai region. Lemongrass is an aromatic and cooling herb having smell like that of lemon. Lemongrass oil is obtained by steam distillation of partially wilted leaves of Cymbopogon flexuosus

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance :
  • Aroma : Characteristic intense sweet woody odour with flowery odour
  • Flash Point : 70°C
  • Specific Gravity : 0.8894 at 25°C
  • Refractive Index : 1.4585 at 25°C
  • Relative Index :
  • Ester Value : 20 to 45
  • Ester Value after Acetylation : 101 to 230
  • Optical Rotation : (-)0.99 to (-)3.73 at 25°C
  • Acid Number : 2.5 to 7.5
  • Total Alcohol :
  • Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in oil and alcohol.
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg