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Get TO Know Ylang-ylang Flower

Cananga odorata is a perennial tropical woody spice plant belonging to the annonaceae family. It is known as “world fragrant flower champion” and “natural perfume tree” and has important economic value and development prospects. Ylang-ylang essential oil extracted from the petals of ylang-ylang is a precious natural high-grade fragrance and high-grade perfume setting agent, with anti-depression, antibacterial, aphrodisitic, lowering blood pressure and sedation and other health care effects, is the manufacture of perfume, soap and cosmetics and other daily chemical raw materials.

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Native to Java, Malaysia, and the Philippines in Southeast Asia, Ylang Ylang was introduced to Reunion in Africa in 1750 and then to Madagascar and the Comoros Islands. The main producing area is the Comoros Islands and the Bay Island in the northwest of Madagascar, with an annual output of about 50 tons of oil in the late 1960s, accounting for 80% of the world’s total production. 1984 international market sales of about 100 tons, the main import country France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United States. In the 1920s, it was introduced from Myanmar to Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province and Tongan in Fujian Province. In 1961, it was introduced into Hainan Province from Sri Lanka for trial planting. In 1965, the flowers produced oil yield of 2% ~ 3%, and the quality was excellent. In 1981, the development of southern Yunnan are Sri Lankan provenance, the cultivation area of about 460 hectares, Guangdong Dianbai, Fujian Xiamen also have a small amount of cultivation. At present, the Spice and Beverage Institute of the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences has preserved 54 ylang-ylang germplasm resources from 18 tropical countries or regions, including Comoros, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Micronesia, Colombia and Thailand, enriching the diversity of ylang-ylang resources in China.

According to the data, at present, the total output of ylang-ylang oil in the world continues to decline, from 100 tons to 65 tons, of which the second largest main production of Mayotte Island significantly reduced production, high-quality ylang-ylang varieties are scarce, low oil yield, poor quality and no taste.

At present, due to the lack of supporting excellent grafting seedlings and dwarfing cultivation technology, resulting in tree shape up to 10-15 meters, picking flowers is difficult, the cost of the old city is high, so China’s industry is gradually shrinking.

So how to choose high quality ylang-ylang oil need to find a reliable supplier.


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