Citronella essential oil has been used for centuries in China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka to reduce rashes, inflammation, infections, pain and other health conditions. Citronella oil has a high concentration of antioxidants and phytochemicals derived from the stems and leaves of fragrant lemongrass (Cymbopogon nardus).
This oil is widely used as a natural perfume, insect repellent, and is part of beauty and household products. According to dozens of clinical studies, pure citronella oil (citronella oil) has antiseptic, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The most popular use of citronella is as part of insect repellent products because it naturally repels mosquitoes and other insects.
U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency considers citronella to be a “biopesticide” that is effective against insects but is not a toxic substance. Because it is effective against infection, bacteria and fungi, citronella oil can also be used to clean furniture surfaces and purify the air.
Lampung Province, Indonesia. Also a citronella oil producer. Here there are many citronella plantations that are used to produce citronella oil.
1 hectare of land can produce 15 tons of wet citronella leaves. 1 ton of wet citronella leaves distilled can produce approximately 11 liters of citronella oil. The maximum refining capacity of 3 tons per day is equivalent to 33 liters of citronella oil.
This potential can be maximized, if you are interested in developing this agriculture, please contact us, we are ready to help you. We gathered some information about the benefits of citronella oil based on several existing studies. According to various studies, here are the benefits of citronella oil (citronella oil):
- Naturally repels insects
- Against free radical damage
- Against bacteria and fungi
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes relaxation
- Against respiratory infections
- Supports digestive / intestinal health
- Relieves muscle pain
- Helps control pet behavior
There are more than 30 species of Cymbopogon that grow wild around the world and are used in cooking and traditional medicine, especially in many Asian countries. There are two main types of citronella that are used to make pure lemongrass oil: the Java type and the Ceylon type. In terms of aroma, benefits and uses, citronella oil is linked to lemongrass essential oil and some citrus oils.
Citronella Ceylon is obtained from the Cymbopogon nardus Rendle plant and has the following active ingredients: geraniol (18 percent to 20 percent), limonene (9 percent to 11 percent), methyl isoeugenol (7 percent to 11 percent), citronellol (6 percent to 8 percent) percent) and citronellal (5 percent to 15 percent). Citronella Ceylon has an aroma similar to citrus fruit and cinnamon (cinnamon).