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Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella)

History of Citronella

Used by various cultures to treat intestinal parasites, menstrual problems, and as a stimulant. Historically used to sanitize and deodorize surfaces. Enhanced insect repelling properties when combined with cedarwood. 

Production      Steam distilled from aerial parts / leaves.

Plant Origin    Sri Lanka



Common Uses

  1.  Skin Care
  • good for oily skin
  • insect repellant
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  1. Mental / Emotional
  • brings clarity
  • Anxiety
  1. Medical
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Minor infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Muscle pain
  • Nerve pain


  •  antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • deodorant
  • diuretic
  • insecticide
  • tonic
  • uplifting
  • refreshing

Aroma            Citrusy, lemon scent

Note                Top

ORAC Score      3,120,000 (TE/L)

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