LEMON GRASS OIL
- Product Code: Herb
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Botanical Name : Cymbopogon citrates
Usage : Lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) is an aromatic crop cultivated for its commercial essential oil. The major component of this oil is Citral. The oil is extracted from its leaves and stems by steam or hydro steam distillation. The oil is used in perfumery for giving lemony odor and pharmaceutical industries for making Vitamin-A.
Aromatic plants are very important part of agriculture and have been grown in India for their fragrance and therapeutic use from ages. In last four decade due to effort of CSIR, ICAR, CIMAP, University and industrial houses many crops could be taken on large-scale cultivation and many of them have made very good success. However there is need for further improvement in yield as well as developing cropping pattern. If essential oils can be grown with regular horticulture crop as inter crop it will bring down cost burden on essential oils making them more economical so that in future India can even compete strong producing country like Indonesia and China, which are controlling maximum market share so far.