A hardy grass, mainly from Sri Lanka and Java, also found in Burma, Madagascar and South America, extraction is by distillation of the dried grass which produces a stronger odour. A popular ingredient in wax candles which helps to deter mosquitoes, also said to be effective against fleas, moths and insects.
Chemical constituents are Citronellic, Citronellol, Geraniol, Nerol, Citral, Citronellal, Camphene, Dipentene and Limonene.
An obvious candidate for insect repellent uses, on curtains, cupboards and general use, even outside, tents, sleeping bags, etc. Its antiseptic properties may be of use in a sick room by keeping germs at bay, especially in the air therapy system.
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