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Citronella Essential Oil Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Citronella Essential Oil
Glycemic Index / Load
Citronella Essential Oil

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Citronella Essential Oil Cures


Action of Citronella Essential Oil

Nutrients in Citronella Essential Oil

Highly Effective

Parts Used


Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Citronella Essential Oil

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Don't use undiluted.
It may cause Skin Irritation and can irritate Mucus membranes.
People suffering from Estrogen-dependent Cancers should avoid using this oil.
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Citronella Essential Oil is extracted from fresh or dried grass of the plant.
It is made by steam distillation. Citronella Essential Oil is dark yellow in color and has a light sweet citrus scent.

Purchase Citronella Essential Oil rather than something labeled as Citronella Oil as Citronella Oil has a Paraffin or Mineral oil base and is used as an Insecticidal.
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Materia Medica for Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella Essential Oil General

Citronella Essential Oil is obtained from the Cymbopogon genus plant family. It is extracted through steam distillation of Cymbopogon Nardus ( Jowitt ) grass and Cymbopogon Winterianus ( Rendal ). This produces two types of oils : Citronella Ceylon Oil and Citronella Java Oil.
Citronella Ceylon Oil : It is obtained by steam distillation of Cymbopogon Nardus. It has warm, citrusy and wood scent. It has a pale to dark yellow color.
Citronella Java Oil : It is obtained from distilled Cymbopogon Winterianus. It has fresh lemon like scent. It is dark in color. It is considered higher in quality than Ceylon oil.
Citronella Oil is Antiinflammatory, Antidiabetic, Relaxant, Antidepressant, Detoxifier and Insect repellent.
Being Inset Repellent, it protects the body from Head lice, mosquitoes and flies.
It lessens the pain in Arthritis. It improves Joint movement and promote healthy joints.
It is widely used in Aromatherapy. It reduces stress, relaxes the mind and encourages better sleep.
It acts as a detoxifier for Liver, Stomach and Gut. It prevents bacterial growth in Digestive Tract.
Being muscle relaxant, it gives relief from cramps, swelling and pains.
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Citronella Essential Oil as an Insecticidal

Take one cup of water and add 24 drops of Citronella Essential Oil in it. Mix them well. Spray it in your home. Repeat the process as needed.
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