Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Source: South Africa
Method: Steam distillation from certified organic aerial parts
Citronella essential oil clears thoughts and uplifts the spirit. It clears heaviness and stagnation from the Human Energy Field. When inhaled, it relieves mental and emotional fatigue, depression, and headaches caused by stress or tension.
• Anti-bacterial • Anti-depressant • Anti-fungal • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-septic • Anti-spasmodic • Anti-viral • Cardiotonic • Cicatrizant • Deodorant • Diaphoretic • Diuretic • Febrifuge • Insect Repellant • Stomachic • Tonic: uterine, nervous system, digestive system • Vermifuge
Internal–oral semi-homeopathic dosage only, inhalation, diffusion
External–topical application, skin and massage applications
Top Note: Sweet, fresh, herbaceous, lemony, citrus like notes
Heart Note: Rosy, citrus, woodsy
Classification: Top note
In natural perfumery, citronella essential oil is used in herbal bases, colognes, and citrus notes. It blends very well with other oils, such as bergamot, cedarwood, orange, and holy basil.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Known mostly as a plant based insecticide and repellant, Citronella essential oil has many healing properties that have been all but lost.
It is a cicatrizant, capable of helping the body form scar tissue and heal wounds. It is a powerful anti-bacterial agent, and an effective deodorizer.
Taken internally at proper dilution rates (only if you are certain of the purity and quality of your source!), Citronella essential oil can help stomach upset, digestive complaints, and obesity.
It is a digestive tonic. It can be used to clear stomach infections, which can also help ulcers and pre-ulcer conditions.
It is a vermifuge, and can be used as an effective addition to parasite cleanses.
Citronella essential oil has a tonifying effect on the brain and nervous system.
Used externally, it has a warming effect on the skin and muscle tissues, helping to create relief for muscle and joint pain.
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