CAS Number: 8007-02-1 ; 91844-92-7
FEMA Number: 2624
EINECS Number: 295-161-9 ; 289-752-0
Paras Code: PEO1099
Cymbopogon flexuosus (Family : Poaceae ) is a native to India. Southeast Asia, and Oceania. This grass grows upto 2m tall from short woody rhizome. Leaves are glabrous, hairy at the junction with the blade which is linear acuminate, glaucous. Spathate panicle large, loose consisting of many branches and sub-branches. It is a rich source of citral and geraniol which are widely used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Citral from lemongrass oil is a significant raw material for confectionery and beverages.
Fresh, lemon-like, grassy-herbaceous odour.
Pale yellow to orange brown colored liquid.
Lemongrass oil is used in perfumery, soaps, cosmetics. Citral from lemongrass oil forms a significant raw material for confectionery and beverages. The lemongrass oil as such is widely used in perfumes, soaps and cosmetics to obtain typical lemon notes. It is principal source of carotene which is extensively used for synthesis of vitamin A and a number of other chemical including synthetic violet perfumes.