Cymbopogon flexuosus (D C.) Stapf.
Common Name : Lemongrass
Botanical Name : Cymbopogon flexuosus (D C.) Stapf.
Source : Cultivated
Method of extraction: Lemongrass oil is obtained by steam distillation of partially wilted leaves of Cymbopogon flexuosus (D. C.) Stapf.
Appearance : Fluid liquid.
Color :Deep yellow to orange-brown.
Aroma :Fresh-grassy lemon-type.
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)
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.