Citronella


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Country: Java
Parts Used: Leaf/Steam distillation
Biochemical Class: Alcohols
Fragrance: Powerful, sweet, lemony
Perfume Note: Top
Characteristics: Uplifting
Properties: Antiseptic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, febrifuge, insecticide, tonic (uterine, neuro, cardio), stimulant, vermifuge
Indications/Uses
Cardio-Vascular: Speeds cardio rhythm
Digestive: Colitis, intestinal infections/parasites
Endocrine:
Genito-Urinary:
Immune: Colds, flu, minor infections
Integumentary: Excess perspiration, oily skin/hair, deodorizer, insect repellent (mosquitoes)
Muscular-Skeletal: Muscle/joint pain
Nervous: Fatigue, headache, neuralgia, depression
Respiratory:
Emotional: Raises spirits, clears thinking
Chakra:
Usage Notes
Method of Use: Inhalation, massage, compress, spritz
Cautions: Can cause sensitization

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