Botanical name Pandanus Odoratissmus
Processing Method Steam Distillation
Color/Consistency A thin liquid light Yellow to Brown in color.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma is similar to that of the rose flower.
Blends With Lemon, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary, Ylang-Ylang.
Kewra oil is widely used in several sweet dishes as a flavoring agent. Along with this, it is also used in wide range of herbal medicines. It has excellent fixative properties as well. Due to its refreshing aroma, it is an important ingredient in the perfume industry as well as highly used in aromatherapy applications. It is also widely used as an antiseptic and antibacterial. It has also shown soothing effect on brain nerves. This oil is an antispasmodic and stimulant. In order to cure rheumatoid arthritis, it is used. Kewra oil also has various therapeutic uses through which you can stabilize your mind & body function.
The flower is dear to the Indian heart is Kewda (Pandanus odoratissimus). It grows on a small tree or shrub which is both cultivated and grows wild in coastal areas. It can also be found in some inland districts but the flowers seem to create their most exquisite floral bouquet in certain coastal localities, the most famous being the Ganjam district of Odisha. The tree/shrub can reach a height of 18 feet.
Kewra oil is extracted from the flowers of Kewra plant through the steam distillation method. Due to its awesome health benefits, it is widely used in the aromatherapy applications. The botanical name of Kewra plant is Pandmns Odoratissimus. For essential oil extraction all the collected flower samples were carefully transported to the distillation units. The green spathe of inflorescence was removed completely manually to improve the essential oil yield. The oil extraction was carried out by Clevenger’s apparatus from all the flowers. The flowers are chopped in to small pieces and 1000g of flowers are placed in the flask to which 3000ml of distilled wa ter is added.
Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Phenylethyl methyl ether 65.6–75.4%
2-Phenylethyl acetate 2.8–3.5%
g-Terpinene tr –2.4%
Hazards None known.
Contraindications None known
Adverse skin reactions No information found. Phenylethyl methyl ether was mildly irritating when applied undiluted to rabbits for 24 hours under occlusion; the material was neither irritating nor sensitizing when tested at 8% on 25 volunteers.
Acute toxicity No information found. Phenylethyl methyl ether acute oral LD50 in rats 4.1 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits 3.97 g/kg.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential No information was! found for kewda oil, but it contains no known carcinogens