Condensing the steam of freshly found or partly dried up grasses (Cymbopogon winterianus and Cymbopogon Nardus) is made in order to produce the citronella oil.
This essential oil gathered from citronella itself is a non-toxic biopesticide. It has been approved insect repellent alongside an animal repellent by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
At present, citronella is extensively used in the market as a well-known natural repellent. The citronella oil is yellowish-brown in color with a grassy or floral fragrance.
The essential oil of Citronella has been emerging gradually due to its remedial use for curing various diseases. It has constituents like citronellal, citronellol and geraniol that has plenty of therapeutic properties like antimicrobial, anticonvulsant, wound healing, etc.
Nutritional Value Of Citronella
The essential oil of citronella varies as per the geographical spots with different chemical compositions. Its fixed ingredients are aldehydes, alcohols, esters, hydrocarbon terpenes and ketones. It is a unique product comes from Eugenol Manufacturers in Indonesia.
Medical Uses Of Citronella
Citronella consists of various therapeutic properties because of its main ingredients like citronellol, citronellal and geraniol. A few healing properties of citronella comprise:
Wound healing activities
Hypoglycaemic and hypolipidaemic
Other elements of citronella oil are:
Citronella oil obtained from citronella oil manufacturers in Indonesia has various advantages. They are:
Advantages of Citronella
As a Mosquito Repellent
Primarily citronella is a mosquito repellent.
Citronella oil helps in preventing diseases spread by Anopheles, Aedes and Culex mosquitos.
Various elements can be mixed with citronella in order to enhance its biological action. It consists of gelatin, gum Arabic or glycerol.
The protective power of citronella oil from Anopheles mosquitoes can be boosted by adding 5% vanillin to it.
As a Fungicidal Mediator
Citronella is highly effective in protecting from fungi.
Citronellal and linalool extracted from Cymbopogon nardus oil turned out to be preventive towards beach and every fungal element.
Citronella oil protects from various dermatophytes besides human dermatophytes.
Citronella prevents fungi like ringworm fungi, keratinophilic fungi and food storage fungi.
As a protector of Brain, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
As per research, citronella helps to reduce blood pressure, improves respiratory rate and keeps heart rate balanced.
Citronella improves the alpha and beta activities of the brain.
As an Anti-amoebic, Anti-bacterial & Anti-filarial
Being anti-amoebic citronella is highly protective against Entamoeba histolytica.
Nevertheless, having anti-bacterial properties, it is effective against different bacteria like Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella species, Staphylococcus aureus etc.
Ways To Apply Citronella
Citronella is accessible from various formulations like:
- Tablets or capsules
- Impregnated substances like impregnated collars
Citronella can be applied alongside other essential oils and botanical pesticides. These oils are clove oil, eugenol and cinnamon oil. Citronella can be combined with waxes like beeswax and paraffin while applying it as an insect repellent.