Citronella - Kuura Essentials Herbs

Family name: Poaceae, Gramineae (Grass Family)
Botanical name: Cymbopogon Nardus
Parts used: The Leaves/stems
Extraction: Steam distillation of the fresh, part-dried, or dried grass
Taste: Bitter, sweet
Aroma: Fresh, powerful, lemony
Perfumery status: A head note of medium intensity and poor persistence

General Description
Citronella is a tall, aromatic, perennial grass, which has derived from the wild-growing “managrass” found in Sri Lanka.

Citronella is native to Sri Lanka, now extensively cultivated on the southernmost tip of the country.

Herbal & Folk tradition
The leaves of Citronella are used for their aromatic and medicinal value in many cultures for fever, intestinal parasites, digestive and menstrual problems, as a stimulant and an insect repellent. It is used in Chinese traditional medicine for rheumatic pain.

Citronella is a yellow-brown liquid. Blends well with Geranium, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood and Pine.

Citronella - mosquito repellent, flea repellent, purifier, antiseptic, bactericidal, fungicidal among other properties.

Safety data
Citronella is non-toxic, non-irritant, skin sensitizing (low risk) in hypersensitive individuals.
May cause dermatitis.
Avoid during pregnancy!
Maximal dermal use 18.2%

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