Active Ingredient :
Citronella18%, Citronella 22% & Farnesol 2% Common Name :
Persian Rose, Centrifolia Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical components are citronella, geraniol, neroil, stearopten, farnesol, phenyl ethanol, fatty oil, tannins and organic acids. Action :
Citronella: 1. It acts as potent mosquito repellent. 2. It significantly repells head lice and lowers the incidence of reinfestations. 3. It acts as good insect repellent in food packaging. Farnesol: 1. It inhibits vasoconstriction. 2. It shows potent antibacterial activity. 3. It inhibits the growth of leukemia cell line.Curing Diseases :
1. It is useful in cough, bronchitis and asthma.
2. It is useful in inflammations, wounds, cuts and ulcers.
3. It is highly useful in skin diseases, ophthalmia and haemorrhoids.
4. It provides cooling and sothing effect to skin and very useful for dry, sensitive and chapped skin conditions.Research Information :
Rosa centrifolia water extract possesses significant antibacterial activity. It shows anti-microbial activity against bacterial strains like M. lysoditicus, S.aureus, C. pseudodiptheroid, S. dysenters, S. typhi, E. coli and S. pyogenes. (Ref. Hassan Ali, Nafisa, An investigation of antimicrobial compounds for immunomodulating and anti-adhesion properties, Pakistan Research Repository; 2003)Possible Combinations :
Rosa centrifolia + jojoba oil (excellent for skin care).