The present work
makes a general bibliographical review around a variety of issues around Cymbopogon
citrates 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
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.