Palma Rosa is a grass whose botanical name is Cymbopogon Martini. It has two varieties, also called chemotypes, Motia & Sofia, which differ slightly in their aroma. Extraction of this essential oil is done by steam distillation of dried grass which is harvested before flowering.
This oil smells like rose oil, which is how it got the name Palma Rosa.
Chemical Components ;-
The chief constituents of this oil are geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene, linalool, limonene and myrcene.
This grass grows fairly tall, ranging from (1.3–3 meters) in height with a pale green colour and a strong thin stem. This crop grows slowly, taking 3 months to flower; once it has flowered, it can be harvested. It received the name palmarosa from the sweet-smelling floral rose aroma it gives off.
- It is widely used for rose smelling perfumes and cosmetics around the world.
- The essential oil of Palma Rosa is capable of reducing fever by virtue of it antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Cymbopogon Martinii|
|STATE||Flowing clear Liquid|
|Refractive Index @ 20°C||1.475||1.482|
|Flash Point||105 °C|
|Density @ 20°C||0.875||0.905|
|Geraniol %||> 78|