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Citronella oil-from planting to potential perspectives

Mohd Nor, Nabila Huda and Khalid, Khalisanni and Ab. Wahab, Ahmad and Bidin, Ibrahim and Othman, Maizatulnisa and Chowdhury, ZairaZaman and Ishak, Ruzaina and Khalid, Khalizani (2012) Citronella oil-from planting to potential perspectives. Novus Natural Science Research, 1 (2). pp. 18-22. ISSN 2278-6929

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Citronella essential oil from Cymbopogon species are widely used as flavours and fragrances in food and perfume industries, and not as insect repellent only. They also play role as antibacterial, antifungal as well as antioxidant agent based on their components like geraniol, citronellol, limonene etc. The ways to treat these plants are very important in order to get the better yield. The technique how to plant, harvest and process this tree must be considered as well as quality control in order to maintain their quality in marketing. This paper reviews about the correct technique how to plant and harvest them until the processing of citronella tree. This paper also discuss about the economic and environmental impact of citronella tree to the country.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6759/52064
Uncontrolled Keywords: citronella oil;economic impact;environmental impact; harvesting; processing.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maizatulnisa Othman
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 13:02
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 10:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52064

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