Palmarosa / Rosha
English Name : Palmarosa
Hindi Name : Rosha
PROPERTIES: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, & Aroma-Therapeutic
Palmarosa oil is the rage right now. The enriched and evergreen tall grass is known for its antiseptic properties that help ease the pain caused due to wounds. Palmarosa uses have been increasing over the years. Many use it for its hydrating property, which soothes the skin and retains moisture in the tissues, thus relieving muscle pain and inflammation. On the other hand, Palmarosa benefits are extended to the therapeutic world where it is used for its aromatic properties that relax muscles and nerves and fight depression, fatigue, anxiety and nervousness.
Scientifically known as Cymbopogon martini, it is a peculiar species of grass that is native to India and the Indochina region. Palmarosa uses are predominant due to its aromatic oil. This grass gets the name Palmarosa due to its rose-like sweet smell. Indians also call it geranium, ginger grass and rosha grass.
The distilled oil contains:
* Geranyl acetate
The essential oil extracted from the Palmarosa plant contains the chemical compound geraniol. This compound has high value for its scent as it is added to soaps, cosmetics and perfumes around the world. Palmarosa uses also extend to traditional medicinal and household uses. It flavours tobacco products while repelling mosquitoes.
It found its glory when ayurvedic medicine practitioners used Palmarosa to alleviate different kinds of skin concerns and reduce stress along with nerve pain. Primary Palmarosa benefits include: