Citronella (Ceylon Type)  

Botanical Name Cymbopogon nardus  
Botanical family Poaceae 
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Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpene alcohols (35%): geraniol, borneol, citronellol
Aliphatic aldehydes (10–15%): citronellal 
Esters (10%): geranyl formate 
Terpene ethers (10%): methyl isoeugenol 
Therapeutic properties 1. Antibacterial  
2. Antifungal  
3. Insect repellent (mosquito)
4. Anti-inflammatory
5. Antispasmodic
Main therapeutic indications 1. Congestion and pain in the pelvic area
2. Spastic colitis
3. Mosquito repellent  
4. Arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism  
5. Neuritis, neuralgia
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