Indonesian: Sereh Minyak
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • (unranked): Angiosperm
  • (unranked): Monocots
  • Order: Asparagales
  • Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
  • Genus: Aloe
  • Species: vera
  • non-toxic
  • a good bug repellant
  • perfers full sun and regular pruning


Plant Overview

Citronella, also known as Cymbopogon nardus is a plant part of the Cymbopogon genus family, it is a plant mostly used for essential oils. . soap, candles and incense, perfumery, cosmetic and flavouring industries around the world. The common essential oil that Citronella makes is ceylon a warm, citrusy and wood scent and has a pale to dark color. The citronella oil can be used to heal cold, headaches and fevers, and is also its own type of mosquito repellant, and the plant itself can be used as flavoring for beverages. You can smell the citrus scent by simply crushing the leaf.

Taken From Wikipedia

Aloe vera (/ˈæl/ or /ˈæl/) is a succulent plant species that is found only in cultivation, having no naturally occurring populations, although closely related aloes do occur in northern Africa.[3] The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. Extracts from A. vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties. There is, however, little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes, and what positive evidence is available is frequently contradicted by other studies.[4][5][6][7]

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