Lemon Grass Oil

Price: 45$/kg
Lemongrass Oil
Common Name: Lemongrass
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus (D. C.) Stapf.

Source: Cultivated

Introduction / Varity of plant / Method of extraction / Distilled organ: Lemongrass oil is obtained by steam distillation of partially wilted leaves of Cymbopogon flexuosus (D. C.) Stapf.

1. Organoleptic Properties
Appearance Fluid liquid.
Color Deep yellow to orange-brown.
Aroma Fresh-grassy lemon-type.

2. Physico-chemical Properties
Specific gravity 0.8725 to 0.8965 at 25º C
Optical rotation [-] 1.25º to [-] 5º at 25º C.
Refractive index 1.4850 to 1.4936 at 25º C
Acid number 2 to 10
Ester number 15 to 40
Ester number after acetylation 220 to 260
Solubility Soluble in 0.5 to 1.5 vol. of 80% alcohol
Aldehyde content 70 to 85% (Hydroxylamine hydrochloride method)

3. Uses
(a) In flavors, cosmetics and perfumery.
(b) Medicinal & Aromatherapy use: Athlete's foot, insect repellent, scabies, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, insufficient milk in breast feeding mothers, colitis, indigestion, fevers, infections illness, headaches, nervous exhaustion and other stress related disorders.

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