Zedoary (Kachur) Oil

Curcuma zedoaria Roscoe

Common Name           :           Zedoary

Botanical Name          :           Curcuma zedoaria Roscoe

Source                         :           Cultivated

Method of extraction  :           It is obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma zedoaria Roscoe through steam distillation

 

Organoleptic Properties

Appearance  : Viscous liquid

Color            :  Golden yellow

Aroma          :  Warm-spicy, woody & camphoraceous cineolic odor

 

Physico-chemical Properties

Specific gravity                            :       0.899 – 0.9313 at 27º C

Optical rotation                           :       [-] 0.75º to 8º at 27º C

Refractive index                          :       1.39 to 1.482 at 27º C

Acid number                                :       1. 162 to 3.74

Ester number                               :       8.23 to 37.28

Ester number after acetylation   :       60 to 75

Solubility                                      :       Soluble in 80% – 90% alcohol

 

Uses

In fragrance and flavor industry