What other names is Citronella Oil known by?
Aceite de Citronela, Andropogon nardus, Ceylon Citronella, Citronnelle de Ceylan, Citronnelle de l'Inde, Citronnelle de Java, Cymbopogon afronardus, Cymbopogon nardus, Cymbopogon validus, Cymbopogon winterianus, Herbe Citron, Huile de Citronnelle, Java Citronella, Jonc Odorant, Verveine des Indes.
What is Citronella Oil?
Citronella is an herb. People use the oil to make medicine.
Possibly Effective for...
- Preventing mosquito bites when applied to the skin. Citronella oil is an ingredient in some commercial mosquito repellents. It seems to prevent mosquito bites for a very short amount of time. Other mosquito repellents, such as those containing DEET, are usually preferred because these repellents last much longer.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Worm infestations, fluid retention, spasms, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).