Palma Rosa is a grass with Cymbopogon Martini as its scientific name. It has two varieties or chemotypes, called Sofia and Motia, which vary slightly because of their aroma. The oil smells like rose oil, which is why its name is Palma Rosa. It is also sometimes used as an alternative to rose oil and is often used as a cheaper alternative.
Extraction of the Palma Rosa Essential Oil is done through steam distillation of the dried grass that is harvested before flowering.
The Palma Rosa Essential Oil is composed of a couple of different components, including the following: myrcene, limonene, linalool, dipentene, geranyl acetate, and geranoil.
Health Benefits and Uses
The oil is a febrifuge, meaning it is capable of reducing fever because it is also antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic. No matter what the cause of fever is, whether due to a virus or bacteria, the oil can help the body cool down and soothe the system.
The Palma Rosa Essential Oil can help aid proper digestion. It also helps in absorbing the nutrients of the food, thereby making the overall digestive process efficient and effective.
The oil is an antiseptic, meaning it can heal wounds quickly and prevent infection from going inside the system through the wound.
The Palma Rosa Essential Oil can help maintain the moisture balance throughout the body, and retain the moisture in the body’s tissues. It can make the skin moist, look young, and keep it soft.
The oil can relax the nerves and muscles and fight depression, anxiety, anger, nervousness, and fatigue.
The oil is known to be completely safe because it is a non-irritant, non-toxic, and non-sensitizing.