Latin Name: cymbopogon nardus General Description Citronella - (Cymbopogon nardus) - This is a type of grass that is found in Sri Lanka. Very aromatic and it has many uses in different parts of the world. It has been used for fever, intestinal parasites,
and menstrual problems, excessive perspiration, oily
, cold, flu, minor infections, fatigue, headaches, migraine, neuralgia, as a stimulant and insect repellent. It has a woody sweet fragrance and has been used in perfumes for thousands of years. How It's Made Generally the grass is used to get the desired oil. Steam distillation of the fresh, partly dried, and wholly dried grass is used to extract the essential oil. Properties
Nervous System<> Relieves Migraines Relieves Fatigue Helps with Neuralgia General Headaches Immune System Battles Common Cold and Influenza
Reduces Excessive Perspiration Acts as Insect Repellent Helps with Oily
This oil is non-toxic and will not irritate or sensitize the
. Citronella should not be used directly on the
. The oil should first be mixed with a diluting or carrier oil.