Citronella is a tall perennial grass with tufts of narrow fragrant leaves. Ceylon citronella is native to Sri Lanka. Java citronella is cultivated in the tropics worldwide especially in
Java, Vietnam, Africa, Argentina and Central America.
Therapeutic properties: Citronella have antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, insect repellent (mosquitoes), stimulant and tonic properties.
Ayurveda Medicine: Balances the Pitta and Vata dochas. Decreases the Kapha docha.
Perfume Key Qualities: Stimulating
Citronella helps to calm quick anger and avoid confrontations.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Part used: The fresh, partly dried or dried leaf of the grass
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Colour: A light pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid.
Strength of Aroma: A top note of medium aroma, Citronella has a well-rounded lemony scent, though it is much softer and has subtle wood tones.
Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.
These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).
The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.
Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.
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