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Cymbopogon winterianus : An Important Species for Essential Java Citronella Oil and Medicinal Value

  title={Cymbopogon winterianus : An Important Species for Essential Java Citronella Oil and Medicinal Value},
  author={R. B. Katiyar and Somesh Gupta and K. R. Yadav},
Citronella was first introduced in India in 1959 from Indonesia (Java Island, hence the name Java citronella) (Kaul et al. 1997). Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt) is an aromatic grass belonging to the Poaceae family which gives essential oils upon stem distillation. This is used extensively as a source of perfumery, soap, cosmetic and flavoring industry throughout the world. India has been a leading producer of essential oils including oil of citronella. However, it is now facing… 
Evaluation of the In Vitro Antiparasitic Effect of the Essential Oil of Cymbopogon winterianus and Its Chemical Composition Analysis
Cymbopogon winterianus, known as “citronella grass”, is an important aromatic and medicinal tropical herbaceous plant. The essential oil of C. winterianus (EOCw) is popularly used to play an
Extraction and characterization of essential oil components based on geraniol and citronellol from Java citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt)
Abstract Citronella oil is the main product of Java citronella grass (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt) rich in geraniol and citronellol, widely used in mosquito repellents and perfumeries. The age of
Extraction of Essential Oil from Ultrasound Pre-treated Citronella Grass (cymbopogon Nardus) Leaves by Hydro-distillation Method
The global demand on essential oil derived from citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus) leaves as fragrances, aroma and remedies ingredients has been steadily increasing towards commercial scale for
A Short Review on Chemical Composition Therapeutic Use and Enzyme Inhibition Activities of Cymbopogon species
This review article gives an account of updated information on its chemical constituents, therapeutic uses, antimicrobial, antifungal and enzyme inhibitory activities of Cymbopogon species.
Pulping and Bleaching of Hydro Distillation Waste of Citronella Grass (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt) for Papermaking
PurposeThis investigation is aimed to explore the pulp and papermaking potential of solid residue left after isolation of essential oil from Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt using hydro distillation, as
Unravelling the Impact of Essential Mineral Nutrients on Active Constituents of Selected Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
This review chapter is an attempt to understand how essential mineral nutrients affect active constituents of selected medicinal and aromatic plants viz. fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), mentha (Mentha arvensis, mentha piperita, Mentha citrata), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexosus), Artemisia (Artemisia annua), turmeric (Curcuma longa), ginger (Zingiber officinale).
Effect of planting time, nitrogen application and planting geometries on growth and yield of citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt.) under sub-mountaineous region of Punjab
The highest fresh herbage yield and essential oil yield was observed in planting geometries of 60× 30cm, which was statistically at par with 45×45 cm and proved significantly superior to 60×45cm, while date of planting, nitrogen application and planting geometric did not cause significant variation in the oil concentration.
Insight into papermaking characteristics of D0EPD1-bleached soda, soda-AQ and kraft pulps of citronella grass (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt)
Grasses have emerged as potential alternative raw materials which can replace wood for pulp and paper products. Various species of grasses have been explored previously for pulp and paper production.
A comparative study of aroma retention properties of wool, silk and cotton fabric using aromatherapy essential oil
Nowadays textile materials have been found in application in the field of aroma therapeutic finish using essential oil. By this application pharmaceutical and environment friendly ingredients are


Experiments and Modeling of the Cymbopogon winterianus Essential Oil Extraction by Steam Distillation
This work has as objective to optimize and to model the yield of the citronella essential oil extraction processes from twigs and leaves by steam distillation. The process variables evaluated in this
The Essential Oils
THIS collaborative work has behind it the resources and experience of Fritzsche Brothers New York, well known as producers of essential oils. Dr. E. Guenther, a vice-president of the firm, discusses
Plants with central analgesic activity.
The present communication constitutes a global review on plant analgesic activity with special emphasis on those found in different parts of the world, including Brazil, which act on the central
Anxiolytic-like effects of rose oil inhalation on the elevated plus-maze test in rats
Cultural chemical methods of weed control foe citronella Java (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt)
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