It belongs to the Poaceae (grass) family, has long narrow leaves with rough, sharp edges and hollow, bulbous stems at the base. It grows as a tuft up to 30 cm high and twice as wide.
Main aromatic molecules: Terpene aldehydes (citronnellal), monoterpenols (geraniol, citronnellol).
Producing organs : Aerial parts.
Yield: 300g to 1kg of essence per 100kg of plants.
Equivalence: 1ml → 31 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia).
Extracts from the book ’Aromatherapia – All about essential oils’, by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book ’41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently’ and ’48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy’ by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.
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