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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2014

Pages :   856-863

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Experimental Studies on Influence of Different Doses of Sulphur on Essential Oil Yield of Lemongrass Var. Krishna (Cymbopogon flexuosus)



Address:   V. Ravi Kumar1, R. Bharath Kumar1, A. Ranganadha Reddy1*, M. Priyanka1, K.P. Sastry2
1School of Biotechnology, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, Guntur 522 213, Andhra Pradesh, India
2CIMAP, Uppal, Hyderabad 500 039, Andhra Pradesh, India.
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus (Steud.) Wats, is one of the most widely grown essential oil plants in the world. The present study focused on the influence of different doses of sulphur on the essential oil yield of lemongrass var. Krishna In this experiment, five different doses of sulphur (0- 4.0 tons/ha) was applied and during the course of investigation the essential oil from the herbs was collected at three different stages (i.e. at 60, 120, 180 days after planting) and it was noticed that the essential oil content did not follow any particular pattern. Similarly, the chemical constituents of the oil were not influenced by the treatments. Though the differences noticed in oil content were significant due to treatments at all the three stages a specific pattern of change was not observed. The chemical constituents of the essential oil were also estimated at three different stages. It was observed that the citral content was increased due to sulphur application compared to control. Citral-1, Citral-2, Geraniol and Geranyl acetate were present in the essential oil.
KEYWORDS:
Cymbopogon flexuosus, Sulphur, Essential oil, Citral-1, Citral-2, Geraniol and Geranyl acetate.
Cite:
V. Ravi Kumar, R. Bharath Kumar, A. Ranganadha Reddy, M. Priyanka, K.P. Sastry. Experimental Studies on Influence of Different Doses of Sulphur on Essential Oil Yield of Lemongrass Var. Krishna (Cymbopogon flexuosus). Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(8): August 2014 Page 856-863.
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