Article Index
LEMONGRASS
1. Medicinal Properties & Use
2. Botany & Varieties
3. Chemical Constituents
4. Types
5. Improved Varieties
6. Soil & Climate
7. Propagation
8. Planting & Aftercare
9. Pest & Diseases
10. Harvest & Processing
11. Distillation
12. Purification & Storage
13. Seed Harvest
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Chemical constituent

Essential oil
OIL      CONTENT : 0.2 – 0.4
Main constituent : Citral  
Analysis of  Typical  East Indian Lemongrass Oil
Citral
: 70%
Linalool
: 1.34%
Geraniol
: 5.00%
Citronellol, nerol
: 2.20%
Citronellal
: 0.37%
Linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate : 1.95%
α-Pinene : 0.24%
Limonene
: 2.42%
Caryophyllene, β-pinene, β-thujene, myrcene : 0.46%
β-Ocimene : 0.06%
Terpenolene
: 0.05%
Methyl heptanone : 1.50%
α-terpineol
: 0.24%
Oleoresin
East Indian lemongrass contains 17.3% oleoresin in leaf and 15.6% in inflorescence  on methanol extraction.
Oleoresin Oil