Latin Name : Cymbopogon Nardus.
Part Of Plant Used : Dried Grass
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation.
Citronella oil is famous as a plant-based insect repellent, a bio-pesticide with a non-toxic mode of action.
Other than being useful as an insect repellent for the skin, this oil is good for excessive perspiration, oily skin and hair, and works as a deodorant.
It is said to soothe pain due to rheumatism and arthritis, and resist flu, colds and minor infections.
When used topically, the oil is good for the digestive system to heal colitis, intestinal infections, and get rid of intestinal parasites.
It eases menstrual cramps and pain, and speeds up the heartbeat. Used in a vaporiser, it is known to dispel fatigue, headaches, and neuralgia, and create a mood of cheer and optimism.
Avoid use during pregnancy, and in children under 3.
Do not consume internally.