Citronella (cympopogon nardus) is a close relative of Lemongrass. Popular for its insect repellant properties, it is also useful for other conditions such as fever, intestinal parasites, digestive and menstrual complaints, and excessive perspiration.
Aromatherapy/Home Use example:
To repel mosquitoes, add 3 drops citronella, 3 drops Lemongrass, and 3 drops Lavender Super to 300ml water in a diffuser. Alternatively, add to 4 teaspoons aloe vera gel and apply to exposed areas of skin.
Safety: May cause dermatitis in sensitive or allergy-prone individuals. Avoid during pregnancy.