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

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 »