citronella
CITRONELLA

  • COMMON NAME : Citronella , Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Cymbopogon winteranus jowitt
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Barks, leaves
  • USE : Aromatherapy, beauty care

Description

Citronella is grass with having scent like lemon. It is found in the Terai region of Nepal. It is harvested for commercial purposes. It has insect repellent characteristics so it is popularly known as bio-pesticide. Citronella oil is one of the Essential oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon. It belongs to Poaceae family.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@25
0.8720-0.8951
REFRACTIVE INDEX@25
-2.15 to -3.63
OPTICAL ROTATION@20
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Liquid 
conforms
COLOR 
Pale yellow
conforms
ODOR 
Characteristics of lemon
conforms
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Geraniol , Geranial,  citronnelol, citronnellal,neral 
Components
Retention temp(min)
%
6-methyl-5-heptene-2-one
11,257
0.6
Limonene 
12,207
1.3
Linalool 
12,745
0.7
Citronellal 
13,352
12.00.
(E)-isocitral
13,638
0.6
Citronnelol 
14,193
8.6
Neral 
14,450
7.5
Geraniol 
14,519
42.0
Geranial 
10.0
Citronellyl-propionate
15,515
1.9
Geranyl acetate
15,812
4.4
Germacrene-A
16,636
0.5
Trans-caryophyllene(beta)
17,311
3.1
Gamma-cadinene
18,250
1.2
Alpha  elemol
18,542
0.7
*EU Allergen