One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A fragrant tropical Indian grass related to citronella and lemongrass. It is cultivated for the essential oil it yields, which is used in perfumery and aromatherapy.
Cymbopogon martinii, family Gramineae
- ‘Many herbs, including palmarosa, are used in natural remedies harnessing the power of herbal material.’
- ‘The total oil yield of palmarosa increased by 22.6%.’
- 1.1 The essential oil obtained from palmarosa.
- ‘Palmarosa may help to boost cellular regeneration in the skin, which may help smooth wrinkles and may even tone up crepey skin on the neck.’
- ‘Use Palmarosa pure essential oil to treat dry skin, acne and wrinkles.’
- ‘Bring moisture to dry skin-using essential oils of palmarosa, rosewood or sandalwood.’
- ‘Add five drops of an essential oil that benefits the complexion, such as lavender, geranium, or palmarosa.’
- ‘The essential oils of palmarosa, jasmine, sandalwood, and orange blossom hydrate the face to help hold in natural moisture.’
Late 19th century: from Italian, literally ‘rose palm’.
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