Essential Oil of Palmarosa: properties, benefits, uses

Palmarosa essential oil: properties, uses, natural remedies, aromatherapy and all the information on palmarosa essential oil and other essential oils. 

Palmarosa, botanical name Cymbopogon martinii, is a plant of the citronella genus, native to India and Indochina but widely cultivated all over the world for its essential oil. Palmarosa is also known as gingergrass, Indian geranium or rosha. The name palmarosa is due to the floral smell similar to that of the rose that the active compounds of the essential oil release and even before that of the Cymbopogon martinii plant.

Palmarosa essential oil is rich in geraniol, is appreciated for its intense scent and for its medicinal properties that are useful both in the pharmaceutical field and in the home.

Palmarosa oil is famous for being an effective natural repellent against mosquitoes and other insects. It is effective as an anthelmintic (effective in treating worms that can infest the body) and has antifungal properties.

Palmarosa essential oil is widely used in the cosmetic industry for the production of creams and soaps, its use is linked to the good scent of rose that release its aromatic compounds. In the pharmaceutical field it is added to products against joint stiffness, drugs for the treatment of biliary disorders and creams against skin disorders.

Palmarosa essential oil is extracted by distillation from the dry leaves of the botanical species Cymbopogon martinii. The residues of steam distillation are used as organic matter in the production of compost and fertilizers.

As stated, the cultivation of palmarosa is very widespread. This plant prefers very moist soil with a slightly alkaline pH (7 – 8). Palmarosa oil is used in agriculture as an antifungal to fight the disease known as black mold (Aspergillus niger) and to treat the “moldy soil” by the microorganisms Chaetomium globosum and Penicillium funiculosum.

Palmarosa essential oil, properties

In aromatherapy it is used to soothe mental fatigue, in nervousness and stress. Thanks to its stimulating properties, it restores tone and mental vigor.

It has bactericidal, antimicrobial and disinfectant properties, great for making DIY hand sanitizers.

Thanks to its moisturizing and regenerating properties, it is a good ingredient for making natural cosmetics and DIY soap bars. It can be used to enrich sulfur soap to use for the treatment of acne and pimples (DIY sulfur soap).

It is a useful remedy to soothe skin inflammations, dermatitis, scars and wrinkles.

Where to buy Palmarosa essential oil

Palmarosa essential oil, where to find it. This essential oil can be purchased in shops specialized in the sale of natural products or by taking advantage of the online purchase; in fact, when it comes to essential oils, there are very competitive prices on the web.

The properties of essential oils

If you are interested in aromatherapy, natural remedies and phytotherapy, you can find a lot of information in our sheets dedicated to the properties of essential oils.

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