Biological Activity of Cymbopogon Citratus (DC) Stapf and its Potential Cosmetic Activities

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The present work makes a general bibliographical review around a variety of issues around Cymbopogon citratus and tries to summarize the most important aspect and qualities of the plant that make it a potential element in the research and defining of cosmetics with natural ingredients. The biological antibacterial and antifungal activities of the species Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf, have been identified by several authors by highlighting a potential action on a large number of pathogens, some of them related to dermal problems. Various other activities have been evaluated, such as antioxidant and insecticide; allowing the extract to be incorporated in cosmetic and insecticide formulations. Several studies consider the species for patented formulations that include microencapsulation as a viable option. Non-invasive in-vivo studies have been reviewed in this work to analyse any potential toxicology and to define the best concentrations of use.
Translated title of the contributionActividad Biológica de Cymbopogon Citratus (DC) Stapf y sus Posibles Actividades Cosméticas
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Phytocosmetics and Natural Ingredients
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Biological activity
  • Cymbopogon citratus (dc)
  • Efficiency cosmetics

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 215A Biochemistry


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