Cymbopogon citratus
Botanical name: 
Cymbopogon citratus

Zesty, fresh and energising

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Antidepressant - anxiety, nervous tension, lack of confidence, low self esteem, depression
Insect Repellent - mosquito and flea bites, head lice
Carminative - indigestion, flatulence, sluggish digestion
Galactogogue - insufficient lactation
Country of origin: 
India, Guatemala, tropical Asia
Part of plant used: 
Leaves and stems
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Green oils eg. Rosemary or Cypress, spice oils eg. Nutmeg, Ginger.
Chemical character: 
Aldehyde type
Safety information: 
Caution - Hypersensitive, avoid diseased, delicate, damaged or children's skin,
Odour profile: 
sharp and zesty with an oily undertone, citrus-like.
Plant description: 
A fragrant tropical grass.
Historical use: 
A traditional Indian medicine used to support the body in fever, an insect repellant and widely used in cooking.