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Citriodiol helpful in countering COVID-19?
Citriodiol helpful in countering COVID-19?

The destruction created by Coronavirus is seriously affecting every nation. While scientists are busy examining the vaccine, we got you covered with the news, which will be very beneficial for you. Frequently washing hands and avoiding handshakes and other activities is the best way of avoiding Coronavirus.

Besides, the household item available the item is found among all of our houses, but we usually fail at judging them. Here I will be informing you about the household item, which will be very beneficial for protecting ourselves from getting infected by COVID-19. So let us get started.

What is Citriodiol?

Citriodiol helpful in countering COVID-19?
Citriodiol helpful in countering COVID-19?

The colorless organic compound Citriodiol is also known as para-menthane-3,8-diol, PMD, and menthoglycol. This organic compound is an active ingredient in numerous insect repellents. It was discovered in the year 1960 by some pharma companies.

Talking on the fragrance of the item, it is of the same aroma of menthol, and as I already mentioned, its colorless in nature. Moreover, it’s cooling feel makes the surrounding fresh. It is extracted from the leaves of Corymbia citriodora.

Corymbia citriodora is also known as scented lemon gum and spotted gum. The tall trees of Corymbia citridora are found in Australia. It requires a warm climate for the tree to grow. Hence the production of Corymbia Citridora is impossible in cold regions or areas.

Moreover, the cultivation of trees is done in many other warm places. To be more specific, oil from the leaves of eucalyptusΒ citriodora is extracted. Therefore it becomes fit for household use. And further performs its task of killing insects and germs present in the surrounding.

How is Citriodiol helpful in countering COVID-19?

Citriodiol helpful in countering COVID-19?
Citriodiol helpful in countering COVID-19?

It is named the best insectΒ repellent worldwideβ€”citridiolposses many qualities that are said to be beneficial for countering Coronavirus. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) includes Citridiol in the list of disinfectants helpful for protection against Coronavirus.

Britain’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) conducted research recently, stating that Citriodiol contains an active element that can perform as an anti-viral activity against COVID-19. However, there’s no confirmation from the official for beginning with the use of Citriodiol. Researchers are working on it, and indeed it will come out as a useful product to counter Coronavirus.

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Akansha Mishra