Essentia Oil Profile- Palmarosa

Palmarosa
Palmarosa

Essential Oil Profile Sheet

Essential Oil Profile- Palmarosa

Student Name: Christine Gray

The following is an essential oil profile by one of Heart of Herbs Aromatherapy students.

 

Name   of Oil

Palmarosa

Latin Binomial/Botanical Family

Cymbopogon martinii

Countries   of Origin

Native   to India and Pakistan; now grown in Africa, Indonesia, brazil and the Comoro   Islands

General   description of habitat, growth and plant

A wild   growing herbaceous plant with long, slender stems and terminal flowering   tops; the grassy leaves are very fragrant

Parts   used in distillation

Leaves

Organoleptic   Description

Sweet,   floral, slightly dry with a hint of rose.

Oil   Characteristics; Color, Thickness, Intensity of Color

A pale   yellow or olive liquid

Chemical   Constituents

Geraniol,   Citronellol, Farnesol, Citral, Citronellal, Geranyl acetate, Dipentene,   Limonene

History

Often   called Indian Geranium Oil, it dates back to the time when oil was shipped   from Bombay to the ports of the Red Sea and transported partly by land to   Constaninople and Bulgaria. Was often used for the adulteration of rose oil.

Uses

Antiseptic,   bactericidal, cicatrisant, digestive, febrifuge, hydrating, stimulant   (digestive, circulatory), tonic

 

 

Applications

External

Key   Use

Skin-Acne,   dermatitis, and minor skin infections, scars, sores, wrinkles; moisturizes   the skin, stimulates cell regeneration, regulates sebum production.

Body-Anorexia,   intestinal infections, digestive atonia.

Emotional   Use

Has a   calming but uplifting effect on the emotions. Said to refresh and clarify the   mind.

Safety   Data

Non-toxic,   non-irritating, non-sensitizing

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