CAS Number: 8014-19-5 ; 84649-81-0
FEMA Number: 2831
EINECS Number: 294-453-3 ; 283-461-2
Paras Code: PEO1122
Cymbopogon martini (Family : Poaceae ) is a native to India. Plant grows upto 2m height, arising from a short woody root stock. Leaves are glabrous with blade of around 50 cm long, corded at the base and often amplexicaul. Spathat, panicle erect, compound and narrow. It is usually a cross- pollinated crop having very small tendency for setting seeds under selfing conditions.
Fresh, sweet-grassy, mild rosy odour
Pale yellow to light brown colored liquid
The oil of palmarosa is extensively used in perfumery, cosmetics and flavouring industries. The antiseptic, mosquito-repellent and pain relieving properties of the oil makes it very significant. It is also known to be a source of very high grade geraniol. An unsaturated primary terpene alcohol, the most widely used chemical in perfumery industries.