Palmarosa essential oil is one of the most complex smelling oils I use. It has a sweet, lemony scent overall but broken down it has 3 distinct aromas of citronella, geranium and rose. It is steam distilled from fresh or dried grass.
It nourishes and tonifies the spleen and moves spleen Qi upward as I mentioned in my Conception Vessel 12 blog. It helps with regulating the heart and lung qi as well. Physiologically, it has so many functions. Quite a few essential oils are anitbacterial, antifungal and antiviral. This is one of them. I use this one for nerve related digestive issues including intestinal dysbiosis and malabsorption syndrome and stress related burn out.
Any wound, pimple, wrinkle, broken capillary, dry skin patch and muscle cramp will benefit from Palmarosa.
It is a bit too strong, scent wise for me to use neat, so I put one drop in a small container of salve and use on my skin after taking a shower and I apply specifically to CV-12 at times.