Citronella oil, Herbal Medicine

Citronella oil
It is one of the essential oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species ofCymbopogon family Cardiopteridaceae, as shown in figure 5. The crisp, rich citrus or lemon likearoma of this oil drives away body odour and is used deodorants and body sprays, although invery small quantities, since it heavy doses it may give skin irritations. It can also be mixed withthe bathing water to have a refreshing, body odour ending bath.



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