Article Index
KASTHURI MANJAL
1. Botany & Varieties
2. Chemical Constituents
3. Medicinal Properties & Use
4. Soil & Climate
5. Propagation
6. Planting & Aftercare
7. Pest & Diseases
8. Harvest & Processing
9. OTHER RELATED SPECIES
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Chemical constituent

 Dry rhizome contains:
 0.8% Essential oil 10-11.5%  Oleoresin 0.7% Crude fibre 0.04% Curcumin
Curcumin conte
nt, which is responsible for the yellow colour of the rhizome, is very low in Kasthurimanjal as compared to turmeric and yellow zedoary.
 

Main constituents of essential oil :Camphene, Methoxy cinnamic acid,  Curcumene