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Citronellol is another monoterpene and closely related to geraniol.

Molecular formula

C10 H20 O

Molar mass

156.27 g

Physical state



miscible in alcohol, insoluble in water


The essential oil is found in hemp, geraniums, roses, lemongrass, and in the bark of some citrus fruit trees.

Medicinal properties

Citronellol is attributed particularly with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Besides, it has an antidepressant and antispasmodic effect as well as a positive influence on the heart, stomach, and nerves, when used in aromatherapy.

antispasmolytic anti-inflammatory antidepressant stimulating