There are two distinct types of citronella grass: Cymbopogon nardus, known as lenabatu or Ceylon type citronella, and Cymbopogon winterianus known as maha pengiri or Java type citronella. Citronella is often confused with Lemongrass essential oil.
The essential oil of citronella is steam distilled from fresh, partly-dried or dried grass; it has a fresh, powerful, lemon-citrus fragrance.
Citronellal and Geraniol. Together they produce a rosy-floral, lemony aroma. Citronella essential oil is a cicatrisant, capable of healing and forming scar tissue; it is antiseptic, bactericidal, analgesic, diuretic, a tonic, insecticide, deodorant and emmenagogue, In aromatherapy, the essential oil of citronella is used as an insect repellent, to treat colds and flu, headaches, excessive perspiration, migraine and neuralgia. It is also used widely in soaps, perfumes, detergents and other household cleaning products. It is Calming, Supports a healthy respiratory system.
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