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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
A review on the medicinal and aromatic Plant-Cymbopogon martinii (Roxb.) Watson (Palmarosa)


Author(s): Promila

Abstract: In recent years there has been an increasing interest in the replacement of synthetic compounds by natural products due to environmental, health and safety concerns. Among natural products, essential oils of aromatic plants are gaining much interest as food additives due to their relatively low or negligible toxicity, high volatility and biodegradability. Cymbopogon martini (Gramineae) is very important medicinal and aromatic plant and is rich in essential oils. Essential oils derived from Palmarosa have been reported to exhibit exceptionally good antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antihelmintic, antioxidant and cytotoxic properties. Thus the main aim of present review article is to uncover the various therapeutic activities of Palmarosa essential oil and chemical compounds responsible for such properties.

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Promila. A review on the medicinal and aromatic Plant-Cymbopogon martinii (Roxb.) Watson (Palmarosa). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1311-1315.
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