lemongrass
LEMONGRASS

  • COMMON NAME : Lemongrass , Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Cymbopogon flexuosus
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Whole plant
  • USE : Aromatherapy, anti-stress, digestion

Description

Lemongrass is found from the Terai region to the low hilly area of Nepal. Nowadays, it is cultivated for commercial purposes in the Terai region. Lemongrass is an aromatic and cooling herb having smell like lemon. It belongs to the family Gramineae.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@25
0.8796-0.9175
REFRACTIVE INDEX@25
1.485-1.493
OPTICAL ROTATION@25
-0.99 to -3.73
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Liquid 
conforms
COLOR 
Pale yellow
conforms
ODOR 
Sweet,woody with flowery
conforms
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in oil and alcohol, insoluble in water.
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Geraniol, Neral, Geranial
Components
Retention time(min)
%
6-methyl-5-heptene-2-one
11.257
2.8
Camphene 
11.400
0.6
Limonene
12.212
3.0
Nonanone_4
12.355
1.0
Linalool 
12.750
1.8
(Z)-isocitral
13.437
0.6
(E)-isocitral
13.631
1.2
Neral
14.455
26.9
Geranial
14.513
7.9
Geraniol 
14.736
35.4
Geranyl -acetate
15.811
9.7
Trans –caryophyllene(beta)
17.305
2.3
Gamma-cadinene
18.249
1.2
*EU allergens