lemongrass

Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon flexuosusoil )is another kind of essential oil manufactured and exported under the name of HDDES to identified market segments and the aromatic grass belongs to the family of Gramineae and genus Cymbopogon. The oil is wildly used as an aromatic or its intense lemon like odour and as raw materials for the manufacture of isolates, ionones and other aromatic products. There are two types of lemongrass which can be found in Sri Lanka namely, East Indian (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) and West Indian (Cymbopogon citrates) species. Although the commercial variety is the East Indian, where the abstracted values has a higher percentage than of the West Indian variety. The common practice for distillation is based on the steam and distillation units are spread limited areas in Sri Lanka. In regards to its main chemical component, which is known to be as citral, to the industries likes Perfumery, Cosmetics, and Pharmaceuticals, is an essential constitute and the demand for Essential Oil in global market remains consistently growing. We at HDDES collects the raw materials according to mandated the Sri Lankan standard and manufactures the Lemongrass Oil under the new facility, which is located in BOI Processing zone, Horana.