Citronella oil

Citronella oil is obtained by steam distillation of partially wilted leaves of Cymbopogon winterianus. The Citronella essential oil is widely used for its antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge properties or substances. It contains citronellal, geraniol, geranyl acetate and limonene as its chief constituents.

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt
Family: Compositae
English name
: Citronella

Trade name: Citronella
Flowering period: April-May
Parts used: Leaves

Habitat/Distribution:  not Nepal origin, cultivated throughout plain land of Nepal

Principal Constituents: Mainly geraniol, citronellol, geranyl acetate, limonene, citronellyl acetate, elemol and camphene. Other sesquiterpenes are β-elemene, y-cadinene and traces of cubenene, calamenene, cbourbonene, bisabolene, eugenol, nerol, linalol, neral etc.

Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt is a tall fragrant perennial grass, growing up to a height of 1 - 1.5 m. The leaves are sessile, simple, green, and linear, equitantly arranged and can grow to an average size of 60 cm long x 2.5 cm wide. Leaves are glabrous, venation parallel with an acuminate apiece and sheathing base. There are no true stems. The leaf sheath is tubular and acts as a pseudo-stem.

Medicinal
Anti-infectious, antiseptic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic fungicidal, insect repellent (mosquito), stomachic, excessive perspiration, oily skin and hair, room deodorizer, rheumatism and arthritic pain. This oil can be used in treatment of problems like oily skin, oily hair, abnormal palpitations, colitis, migraine, neuralgia, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain resulting from gas or cramps. It helps to reduce weight, eliminate infections in the urinary system, free the body from toxins, reduce chances of renal calculi, rheumatism and arthritis, improve digestion, and keep the heart healthy. 

Traditional use
This oil is used to kill and keep away from insects. It has been found particularly effective on a species of mosquito, called Aedes Aegypti whose bite causes the dreaded Yellow Fever. This is also effective on lice, body and head louse, and fleas. 

Cosmetic use
In perfumery for the scenting of soaps and in the production of technical preparations.

Culinary use
Citronella oil is used as a flavoring agent for many foods & beverages.

Citronella essential oils are in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use aluminum bottles and glass vessel for packing. Aluminum containers and epoxy-lined metallic barrels 50gm, 100gm, 500gm, 1kg, 5kg capacities

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