Not just citronella, Super Melissa!
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CTA. 1999. Not just citronella, Super Melissa!. Spore 80. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Citronella, or lemon balm, is the generic name for certain aromatic grasses that grow in tropical areas and are used in cooking, and production of perfumes and pharmaceuticals. It has many medicinal values, although they are not well known....
Citronella, or lemon balm, is the generic name for certain aromatic grasses that grow in tropical areas and are used in cooking, and production of perfumes and pharmaceuticals. It has many medicinal values, although they are not well known. Citronella can be used to calm fevers, to prevent spasms and indigestion, and to help recover from fainting fits. Citronella is an ingredient in many types of cuisine. A young entrepreneur who has a food processing company in Benin has found a way to market citronella in easy-to-use sachets, the same as those for packaging infusions and teas. He calls his product Super Melissa. He explains that the citronella leaves are washed, dried, and mixed, and then packed in small bags. No chemical products are added during the process, and Super Melissa keeps the natural properties and qualities of fresh citronella (aroma, flavour, and colour). Super Melissa was presented at the first fair of invention and technological innovation held in Dakar, Senegal, and is now sold in local markets in West Africa. Alex Adhinzin Arôme d'Afrique 01 BP 2268, Porto-Novo, Benin Fax: +229 21 2525 Email: email@example.com
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