Cymbopogon Nardus

Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella oil)

Citronella oil is an oil derived majorly from citronella grass, also called as Cymbopogon nardus. This fragrant grass got its name from the French word meaning “lemon balm,” due to its floral, citrus-like aroma. The citronella oil is considered as one of the industrially important essential oil. This is owing to the key advantages of citronella oil such as flavour additive, fragrances in cosmetic and perfume industries.

Applications

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Ayurveda
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cosmetics
  • Perfuming Industry
  • Skin & Hair Care

Active Ingredients

  • Citronellol
  • Citronellal
  • Geraniol
  • Limonene
  • Methyl Isoeuge
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Pharmacological Activities


The health benefits of Citronella Essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, stomachic, stimulant, tonic, relaxant and vermifuge substance.

 

Facts


Family                               :         Poaceae /  Gramineae

Scientific Name              :         Cymbopogon Nardu

Common Names            :         Citronella Grass

Country of Origin            :         Srilanka

Colour                                :         Pale yellow

Odour                                 :         Citrusy, slightly fruity, fresh and sweet

Solubility                           :         Soluble in alcohol and oils Insoluble in water

Extraction Method          :         Steam Distillation

Part Used                          :         Grass Leaves

Concoction:

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood Virginian
  • Cedarwood Atlas
  • Cypress
  • Fir Silver
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange Bitter
  • Pine
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Eucalyptus Citriodora
  • Lemongrass
Cymbopogon Nardus1

Health Benefits:

  • An insect repellent
  • An antifungal agent
  • Treatment of parasitic infections
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Lift mood or fight fatigue
  • Used as Fragrance in perfumes

References

  1. F. Silva, 2011; F. C. Moura, 2011; M. F. Mendes, 2011
  2. Katze t al., 2008; Simic et al., 2008; Babar Ali, 2015
  3. Vukojevic, 2008; R.O.B. Wijesekera, 1973.
  4. M. Lawrence, 1981-87; L. Zhu, Y. Li, B. Li, et al, 1993.
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