Citronella Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterus
  • Alternative Names: Citronella grass, Java citronella
  • Botanical Family: Poaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Beta-elemene
  • Other Main Constituents: Geraniol, Citronellol
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Herb

Selective Essential Oils from Spice or Culinary Herbs Have High Activity against Stationary Phase and Biofilm Borrelia burgdorferi

Feng J, Zhang S, Shi W, Zubcevik N, Miklossy J, Zhang Y Frontiers in Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: Although the majority of patients with acute Lyme disease can be cured with the standard 2-4 week antibiotic treatment, about 10-20% of patients continue suffering from chronic symptoms described as posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome. While the cause for this… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The repellent efficacy of eleven essential oils against adult Dermacentor reticulatus ticks

Štefanidesová K, Škultéty Ľ, Sparagano OAE, Špitalská E Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2017 ABSTRACT: Dermacentor reticulatus ticks are among the most important arthropod vectors of zoonotic disease agents in Europe. Eleven essential oils, namely basil (Ocimum basilicum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lemon-scented… Read more »

Plasma membrane damage contributes to antifungal activity of citronellal against Penicillium digitatum

W Yalan, OuYang Q, Tao N Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2016 ABSTRACT: The antifungal activity of citronellal, a typical terpenoid of plant essential oils, against Penicllium digitatum and the possible action mode involved were investigated. Results showed that the mycelial growth and spores’ germination of P. digitatum were inhibited by citronellal in a… Read more »

Effects of Inhaled Citronella Oil and Related Compounds on Rat Body Weight and Brown Adipose Tissue Sympathetic Nerve

Batubara I, Suparto IH, Sa’diah S, Matsuoka R, Mitsunaga T Nutrients, 2015 ABSTRACT: Citronella oil is one of the most famous Indonesian essential oils, having a distinctive aroma. As with other essential oils, it is crucial to explore the effects of inhalation of this oil. Therefore, the aim of this research was to elucidate the… Read more »