Botanical Name Cymbopogon flexuosus 
Botanical family Poaceae 
Origin India 
Method: Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Grass 
Note Top – Middle 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color pale yellow to pale green 
Odor fresh, herbaceous, lemony, fruity, slightly earthy 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Aliphatic aldehydes (60–85%): geranial, neral  
Alcohols (10%): terpineol, borneol, geraniol  
Esters (5%): neryl acetate 
Ketone (5%) 
Therapeutic properties 1. Narrow-spectrum anti-infective
2. Aperitif
3. Anti-inflammatory
4. Soothing, relaxing, sedative
5. Analgesic (oral and topical administration)
Main therapeutic indications 1. Sore throat, tracheitis, laryngitis
2. Herpes simplex, genital herpes, shingles, chicken pox
3. Slow liver and digestion
4. Cellulitis, acne
5. Arteritis  
6. Neurovegetative dystonia, all levels of severity  
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