Citronella oil has been used as flavoring for foods and liquid in terribly low quantities (approximately forty five ppm). Java citronella has the higher alcohol content among the citronella oils. The plants grows to over two meters in height and possesses distinct long and linear leaves. The leaves are grey inexperienced and long. The plant grows well in different varieties of soils however thrives in areas endowed sandy loamy soils provided with many organic.
Citronella oil is used in small amounts to flavor foods, scent cosmetics, and rope insects. It has been utilized in aromatic tea as a vermifuge, diuretic, and antispasmodic though no clinical trials have been performed. The smell of oil of citronella repels blood-feeding mosquitoes, ticks and fleas