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Palmarosa Oil

Botanical Name of Palmarosa:  Cymbopogon martini

Synonyms:  Cymbopogon martinii var. Martini, East Indian and Turkish geranium, Indian rosha and motia

About Palmarosa: Cymbopogon martini which is popularly known as Palmarosa is a kind of grass very similar to lemongrass and belongs to ‘poaceae’ family.  This plant is also known as Indian rosha or rosha grass in the Indian region. This herb is known to be grown in wild and not generally cultivated. It has slim, fragrant and long stems with flowers on the top. Indian, China and other countries in South east Asian region are known to be the prime supplier of this herb as it naturally here.

History of Palmarosa: Traditionally Palmarosa has been used for its fragrance. People in the Indo China region soon realised its therapeutic qualities and started using it as a traditional medicine. It was also used as an insect repellent historically and put around grain storage or warehouses. Initially people confused Palmarosa with Lemongrass but soon they realized the difference between the two. The word ‘rosa’ in the name of this herb is due to the fact the smell of this grass is somewhat similar to that of roses and hence also used in many cosmetics for its fragrance. This herb is harvested usually before flowers appear on them left to be dried before oil could be extracted from it.

Properties of Palmarosa Oil: Palmarosa essential oil is obtained from dried grass of cymbopogon martini and can yield up to 1.5% of essential oil. The major chemical constituents of this oil include: myrcene, geraniol (this is a prime source of this compound), linalool, geranyl acetate, dipentene, limonene, etc.

Health Benefits and Applications Palmarosa Oil:

Palmarosa Oil is known to have number of benefits, some of the important ones include:

Antiseptic: Palmarosa essential oil has properties which can help prevent septic if applied to the wounds. It also helps wounds to heal fast and in a better manner.

Anti viral: Palmarosa oil is also known to be very effective against many viral infections. It stops spreading of viral infection in our body and gradually eliminates it.

Anti Bacterial: It effects directly on the growth of bacteria in our body and kills them instantly. Due to this function it becomes very effective in treating ailments caused by the bacterial infections, such as: colitis, infections in urinary bladder, kidneys, etc.

Cytophylactic: This means ability to promote the growth of cells and tissues. As many cells in our body die due to normal wear and tear, Palmarosa essential oil can continue to reproduce more cells to compensate for the dead ones. This process can slow down the ageing process of the body and keep us healthy and young for long.

Digestive: Secretion of digestive juices is another important function which can be stimulated by use of Palmarosa essential oil.

Other therapeutic properties of Palmarosa Oil that make it useful are: diuretic, febrifuge, hydrating, fights depression, fatigue, etc.

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