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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass, lemon verbena or lemongrass, is a tropical herbaceous plant. Cultivated for its stems and leaves with aromatic qualities, it is a traditional ingredient of Southeast Asian cuisine to give a lemony taste to dishes. It is also used as a mosquito repellent.

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PRESENTATION

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Lemongrass

Latin name: Cymbopogon flexuosus

Origin: Asia

PHYLOGENETIC CLASSIFICATION :

Order: Poales

Order: Poales


SANITIZING PROPERTIES

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With its high concentration of geranial and neral, lemongrass oil is effective against influenza and cold viruses.


COMPOSITION

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Part of the plant extracted: Leaves

Extraction process: Distillation with water vapor

The biochemical composition is likely to evolve according to the conditions of production:

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Géranial: 40% -55%

Neral: 30% -40%

Geraniol: 5% -10%

Geranyl Acetate: 1% -5%

Limonene: 1% -2%

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