Citronella, Ceylon - Cymbopogon nardus

Light, fresh and uplifting oil, obtained from the grass, it is a natural deodorizer, and is useful as an insect and cat repellent.  

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County of Origin Indoesia
Botanical Family Poaceae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, deodorant, insect repellent, sedative
Chemical Family Aldehydes, Monterpenes, Monoterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 3 years
Plant Parts Grass
Note Classification Top | Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Lemongrass

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History: Several Asian cultures use citronella for its medicinal value in reducing fevers, eliminating intestinal parasites, relieving digestive and menstrual problems, stimulating the system and repelling insects especially mosquitoes.

Characteristics: Citronella Oil is extracted from a resilient grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce pleasant-smelling patio candles and torches.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for perspiration, oily skin, insect repellent, cold, flu, minor infections,

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, skin or pet's fur.

Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals, and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; a skin test is recommended prior to use, and contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
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    Citronella, Ceylon - Cymbopogon nardus

    Citronella, Ceylon - Cymbopogon nardus

    Light, fresh and uplifting oil, obtained from the grass, it is a natural deodorizer, and is useful as an insect and cat repellent.  

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