Citronella oil is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon. It is mainly used as an ingredient in various insect repellents due to its characteristic odour.
Applying Citronella oil on the joints helps in managing pain and swelling related to arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory activity. Citronella essential oil is also used in aromatherapy due to its aromatic property to help lower stress and fatigue.
Applying Citronella oil on the skin helps in skin toning and managing skin infections due to its antiseptic properties.
Direct inhalation and application of Citronella oil should be avoided as it may be harmful. It should always be used in a diluted form along with some carrier oil like olive oil on the skin as it may cause irritation if used alone.
What are the synonyms of Citronella?
Cymbopogon, Lemon grass, Bhutrnah, Jambiratrnah, Guhyabija, Bhutika, Gandhatrun, Gandhabenaa, Lilichaa, Harichaaya, Majjigahullu, Chennanampullu, Incippullu, Vasanappullu, Hirvaa Chahaa, Olaa Chahaa, Paatichahaa, Sharbaan, Vasanaipillu, Nimmagaddi, Vasana gaddi