Citronella Essential Oil
Exotic and citrus aroma for your food
Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon winterianus), 100% pure and chemotyped
MARNYS® Citronella Essential Oil is 100% pure and chemotyped, that is, it’s got a defined composition and results in a 100% natural essential oil. Citronella has been obtained by steam distillation so the oil has not been denatured or mixed with other oils, what ensures the properties of the essential oil.
MARNYS® Citronella Essential Oil contains the chemotypes: citronellal, geraniol and citronellol. Its colour and appearance ranges from light yellow to amber yellow. Its properties, such as its lemon-like taste, favour food use.
MARNYS® Citronella Essential Oil is a food-grade product and its particular citrus flavour is used as a neutraliser of excess spicy flavours, very typical of Asian cuisine. The lemon-like flavour of Citronella wonderfully accompanies garlic, chili and coriander, being widely used in curry, fish soups, sauces, fried food, salads, pickled ingredients and escabeche. Citronella is usually added into sweet-and-sour soups of Thai cuisine, and is combined with coconut milk.
You can also make a hot Citronella tea, which has got digestive properties, or you can add it into rum-based cocktails rather than the traditional lemon or lime.
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- HOW TO USE
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
HOW TO USE
Always dilute 1-2 drops in 250g of food (juice, tea, salad). Maximum 3 times a day.
Citronella essential oil (Cymbopogon winterianus)
Chemotype (aromatic molecules): citronellal, geraniol, citronellol. Distilled part: aerial part. Physical Characteristics (Organoleptic): colour and appearance: from light yellow to amber yellow. Taste: lemon, rose-like.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. Store in a cool, dry place away from light. Keep out of the reach of children.
· Food supplements should not be used as a substitiute for a balanced nutrition.
· It is recommended to keep a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
· Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
· Keep away from children.
· Do not store at a temperatures above 30ºC.
TO KNOW MORE
What is citronella?
Cymbopogon winterianus, Citronella, comes from India and is an herbaceous plant that grows up to 2 metres approximately. This has got magenta base stems and belongs to the family Gramineae. Citronella gives an essential oil widely used for culinary purposes, as a flavouring, in soaps and for aromatherapy.
The genus Cymbopogon is widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and America, comprises 144 species and is well-known due to its high content of essential oils used for applications in cosmetics, food industry, herbalism and perfumer industry. The name cymbopogon derives from the Greek words kymbe (boat) and pogon (beard) ‘meaning that in most species, the hairy spikes protrude from the boat-shaped spathe’.