Citronella oil is an essential oil primarily known as a mosquito repellant, citronella also has several herbal uses that can benefit your body. These benefits include antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antidepressant properties.
சிட்ரோனெல்லா எண்ணெய் ஒரு அத்தியாவசிய எண்ணெயாகும், இது முதன்மையாக கொசு விரட்டி என்று அழைக்கப்படுகிறது, சிட்ரோனெல்லாவில் உங்கள் உடலுக்கு நன்மை பயக்கும் பல மூலிகை பயன்பாடுகளும் உள்ளன. இந்த நன்மைகளில் பாக்டீரியா எதிர்ப்பு, பூஞ்சை காளான், ஆண்டிசெப்டிக் மற்றும் ஆண்டிடிரஸன் பண்புகள் உள்ளன.
Citronella oil is said to help prevent or treat a number of common health conditions, including:
- Difficulty urinating
- Menstrual cramps
- Muscle spasms
- Stomach ache
Use citronella as an antibacterial to treat infections associated with the bladder, urethra, kidney, prostate and urinary tract. The full-strength version of citronella is very potent. Therefore, when using it as an antibacterial externally in an open wound or ingesting it internally, make sure you have a diluted version.
Many prescription antifungal medications can cause damage to your liver if used for an extended period of time. Using citronella oil as an antifungal to treat certain strains of fungus can insect repellent. Use citronella to repel mosquitoes without subjecting your body to harsh and dangerous pesticides. Besides mosquitoes, citronella will also repel lice and ticks. Also use it to treat flea infestations on your dog or cat. A cotton ball soaked in citronella oil and placed on a windowsill can help keep mosquitoes and other insects from entering the home.
Citronella oil diffusers work well when placed outside on a dining table. Citronella-based collars also protect pets from fleas and ticks, as does spraying the oil directly on an animal’s coat.
Citronella oil can help treat oily skin. After washing the face with a mild cleanser, add a dab of oil to a cotton ball and gently help you avoid the side of effects of prescription antifungal medication. Also use citronella to treat external fungus on your skin, scalp, toes or fingers. Before you use it as an antifungal, speak with a medical professional because many types of fungus do not respond to citronella.
Citronella is also a natural swipe it across the problem areas. The antibacterial properties present in citronella will also help to clear up blemishes and remove dirt and debris clogging the pores. For sweaty feet, a swipe from a citronella cloth or a spritz of spray will alleviate perspiration and leave the feet feeling cool and refreshed.
In addition to antibacterial properties, Citronella serves as an anti-fungal and antiviral agent. The anti-fungal properties found in citronella make it a popular herb for treating intestinal parasites, when used under the supervision of a certified herbalist or health professional. In Chinese medicine, Citronella is prescribed to treat aches and pains in muscles and joints. When added to a carrier oil, three drops of citronella oil massaged into the muscle will help alleviate aches.
Citronella is believed by natural health advocates to be a balancing tonic for mental clarity. The claim is that when the oil is added to a diffuser or an essential oil burner, the vapors help clear the mind, lift the spirit, balance energy and clarify thoughts.
Note: Exercise caution when using citronella because some people may have an allergic reaction to this essential oil. Speak with a medical professional prior to using citronella to treat a specific medical condition.
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