palmarosa
PALMAROSA

  • COMMON NAME : Palmarosa , Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Cymbopogon martini
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Whole plant
  • USE : Aromatherapy, skin care products

Description

Palmarosa is perennial grass to 3metres tall. It is cultivated in the terrain region of Nepal. Its whole body is used. It is antiseptic as well as has a pleasant smell. It is obtained by steam distillation of fresh partially dried tops of Cymbopogon martini. It belongs to the family Poaceae.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@25
0.8832-0.9002
REFRACTIVE INDEX@25
1.474-1.479
OPTICAL ROTATION@25
0.07-0.5
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Liquid 
conforms
COLOR 
Pale yellow
conforms
ODOR 
Characteristics  floral
conforms
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Geraniol , Geranyl- acetate,tricyclene
Components
Retention time(min)
%
Limonene 
8.89
0.4
Tricyclene 
9.04
2.4
Trans-beta-ocimene
9.24
2.0
Linalool 
11.94
2.2
Trans-para-2-menthen-1-ol
12.43
0.6
Trans-caryophyllene(beta)
13.17
0.9
Geranyl acetate
14.33
11.1
Geraniol 
15.40
75.0
Geranyl butyrate
16.06
0.4
Geranyl hexanoate
19.03
0.4
*EU Allergen