Botanical Name: Cymbopogon martini
Botanical Family: Gramineae
Country of Origin: India, Comoros Islands and Madagascar
Plant Part: Grass, leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Characteristics: sweet, floral, hint of rose
Properties: Antiseptic, antiviral, bacteriacide, cytophylactic, febrifuge
Geraniol, citronellol, farnesol, citral, citronellal, geranyl acetate, dipentene, limonene
Mind & Spirit:
- Calming and uplifting
- Refreshes the mind.
- Reduces fever
- Tonic to the digestive system
- Stimulates appetite, may be helpful with anorexia sufferers
- Moisturises dry skin
- Helps skin regrowth, eradicates wrinkles
- Relieves sore, stiff muscles.
Odour Intensity: 6
Blends well with:
Bergamot, citronella, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lime, orange, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Palmarosa is also known as Indian Geranium Oil and is often used to adulterate the more expensive rose.