Cymbopogon Nardus

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Cymbopogon Nardus

Description:-Tropical grass -can form 5-6 feet tall-Each stem is about 3 feetLocation: -Native to south east Asia-Sri lanka, Java, India, Burma, and Indonesia grows it comercially.Pest:-Oil of citronella is a naturally occurring insect and animal repellent -repels misqutios, flys, tics Benefits:-Minimum risk pesticide-Repells pest rather than killing them-Masks scents that are attractive to insects-Practically non-toxic to birds-Doesnt harm any pollinators-Aroma therapy Risk:- May be harmful if injested in larger quanity -May irritate skin and eyes- May cause allergies- May be sensitive to childs touchApplication:- May be applied to animal or hum skin- Oil may be made into a spray, lotion, candles or pellets-May also be made into wristbands or flee collarsUsage:-First registered in the US in 1948Brand Names:- OFF!, PIC Citronella Wristband, PIC Citronella repeller gel, Colemon Citronella Lantern, Tiki Citronella Bucket Candle

AkA:

CitronellaGrass & lemon grass

1.) Monocot group-one of two major groups of flowering plants2.) Poaceae family- large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, more than 10,000 species3.)Graminiod (grass) growth habit- Narrow leaves growing from the base

Cymbopogon NardusBroad-Spectrum

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=cynahttp://www.floridata.com/ref/c/cymb_nar.cfmhttp://npic.orst.edu/http://citronella-oil.blogspot.com/

WARNING"Some individuals experience dermatitis from contact with citronella grass or lemongrass, particularly the concentrated oils from these grasses. Inhaling the essential oils of citronella may increase heart rate in some people. "-Floridata.com

Unintended Consequences: Widespread use in the air could pollute the water systems and cause unintentional harm to fish and other aquatic organisms and soil. However, this risk is low. Also, citronella is flamable and the vapors, if inhaled, may be damaging to the human central nervous system.

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