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Progress in Essential Oils

By: Brian M. Lawrence
Posted: May 21, 2007, from the June 2007 issue of P&F magazine.

Geranium Oil

Ranade (2002) reported that Indian geranium oil contained the following constituents:

monoterpene hydrocarbons (4.65%)

cis- and trans-rose oxide (0.35%)

linalool (6.62%)

menthone (1.52%)

isomenthone (5.98%)

citronellol (34.30%)

nerol (0.50%)

geraniol (19.90%)

citronellyl formate (5.77%)

geranyl formate (5.77%)

citronellyl acetate (0.10%)

geranyl acetate (0.80%)

guaia-6,9-diene (0.28%)

citronellyl butyrate (0.52%)

geranyl butyrate (1.35%)

10-epi-gamma-eudesmol (3.41%)

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