Citronella

Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Citronella essential oil Cymbopogon winterianus

About it...

Botanical name: Cymbopogon winterianus jowitt

Family: Cardiopteridacae

 

Harvested: China - Java - Sri Lanka - India

Parts used: stems - leaves

Extraction method: steam distillation

Major components of the oil: citronellal, geraniol, geranyl acetate, limonene, citronellol

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities

 

Traditional uses:

Traditionally, Citronella has been used for its therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, tonic and stimulant.

 

Citronella is best known as a plant insect repellent, and was registered for this use in the United States since 1948. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers Citronella as a biopesticide with non-toxic action.

 

Scientific research has also shown that Citronella had strong antifungal properties.

 

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