|Botanical Name||Cymbopogon flexuosus|
|Common Name||Cymbopogon, Guatemala lemongrass.|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.|
|Specific Gravity||0.880 – 0.906 @ 20°C|
|Optical Rotation||-3.0 – +2.0 @ 20°C|
|Refrective Index||1.4785 – 1.4890 @ 20°C|
|Bland With||Basil, cedarwood, coriander, geranium, jasmine, lavender and tea tree.|
|Flash Point||71 °C|
|Extraction Method||Supercritical CO2 Extraction|
The Lemongrass Essential Oil offered by us is extracted from Cymbopogon citratus of the Poaceae family. Derived from the fresh or partly dried leaves by CO2 extraction, the lemongrass oil is much in demand for its different medicinal properties.
Traditional Indian medicine uses lemongrass for fever and infectious illness. Also used as insecticide and food flavouring (2). “Monoterpene citral as the major constituent (75%) finds uses as flavouring agents, and in perfumery and pharmaceutical industry and as a natural precursor of semisynthetic vitamin A” (4). Flexuosus is often preferred by the perfume industry as it contains less myrcene and, therefore, has a longer shelf life (5). Grass used in Asian cuisine. Oil, or citral extracted from it, used to adulterate melissa and lemon verbena.
Color : Pale yellow to radish brown liquid. Very strong and stimulating characteristic lemon odor.,
Aroma : Citrus scent.
Myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral and traces of limonene and citral.
Lemongrass oil rejuvenate the body and relieves stress, clears headaches and helps combat nervous exhaustion. A great overall tonic for the body, it boosts the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby assisting in quick recovery post illness. It stimulates glandular secretions and is an effective cure for various respiratory infections. A good insect repellent, it is useful in keeping pets free from ticks, lies and fleas. The cosmetic industry highly values this oil for its efficiency in clearing up acne and oily skin, as well as alleviating excessive perspiration.