citronella grass

Pharmacy name: citronella oil – Citronellae aetheroleum (formerly: Oleum Citronellae).

Botanical description. Tall cereal with a strong aromatic smell. Grown in Southeast Asia and the West Indies.

active substances. Essential oils are made up of a wide variety of substances. Geraniol and citronellal predominate.

Application. Citronella oil, like all essential oils, acts as a disinfectant and mild aphrodisiac. It is part of a variety of rubbing against rheumatism, it is added to lemon balm tincture.

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