Lemongrass - 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Region or Country of origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Grass
Aroma: Fresh earthy, citrusy scent
Color and Consistency: Thin, yellow to brownish yellow.
Description: It is a tall perennial grass that can grow to 2 meters tall. It belongs to the Poaceae grass family. The leaves are sharp, pointed and bright green
History: Traditional Chinese and Indian medicine uses lemongrass essential oil to treat infectious illness and fever.
Safety: Safe to use. You can ingest small quantities for internal health purposes. Do not for use with children under 2. Do not exceed a concentration of .7%
Shelf Life: Up to two (2) years
Blends Well With: Citrus oils, Geranium, and other floral oils
Lemongrass is a staple in Asian cuisine. It imparts an aroma and slightly sour, lemon flavor to soups and curries. But lemongrass also provides an essential oil that is aromatic. You’ll find it used in natural cleaning products, soaps, and deodorants.
As a therapeutic massage oil, it helps to relieve aching muscles on the outside and cleanse you from the inside when taken as a tonic. The intense fragrance also works to repel most insects.
Classified as an herb, lemongrass belongs to the grass family of Poaceae.
The oil smells of lemon and is light and refreshing. It can stimulate and relax you at the same time.
The compounds in lemongrass essential oil provide a variety of healing benefits as an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and a useful bug repellant. It even has antioxidant properties to reduce free radicals.
Lemongrass tea and lemongrass oil help reduce muscle pain, fever and stimulate the uterus for better menstrual flow.
The scientific name for Lemongrass is Cymbopogon. It grows in dense clumps 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall. Lemongrass likes the warm and tropical regions of India, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. For centuries this grass has been prized as a medicinal herb in India, and in Asia for its flavor in many dishes. It serves as an herbal tea in African and South American countries.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Benefits
Lemongrass essential oil is a rich source of essential vitamins including vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It provides minerals the body needs like magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorous, copper, potassium, and zinc.
Using lemongrass essential oil as a massage oil or aromatherapy can alleviate many health issues such as:
- Relieves headaches
- Reduces stomach aches
- Alleviates abdominal and muscle pain
- Kills germs
- Acts as an astringent
- Reduces fever
- Boosts energy
- Eases digestive tract spasms
17 Ways Lemongrass Essential Oil Can Help You
- Bug Repellant
Commercial bug repellants use lemongrass oil as part of the mixture. Citral and geraniol are two aromatic compounds that repel ants and mosquitos. You can mix 5 drops of lemongrass oil to about 1 cup of water to make a natural flea killing spray. You can spray it directly on your pet’s fur.
- Effective Deodorizer
Add 5 drops of lemongrass oil to one cup of water to make a natural deodorizer. Use it as a spray or add to a diffuser. Customize the scent by adding other essential oils like lavender and peppermint.
- Stress Reducer & Sleep Aid
Add lemongrass to massage oil or to your body lotion then apply. Lemongrass can act as a slight sedative, relaxing you enough to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. That’s important if you suffer from insomnia and anxiety.
- Healthy Skin
Add lemongrass essential oil to shampoo, conditioner and any lotion or creams you use on your skin. It is a mild skin cleanser that is both astringent and antiseptic. When rubbed into the scalp, it helps alleviate headaches.
- Healthy Hair and Scalp
To relieve an itchy scalp, just massage a few drops of lemongrass oil into your scalp and then rinse after two minutes. It helps to strengthen hair follicles too. Rinse and repeat. Because it’s antibacterial oil, it will leave your hair shiny, fresh, and odor free.
- Reduces Muscle Tension
Lemongrass oil benefits also include pain and ache relief. By improving blood circulation, the oil can reduce muscle spasms, backaches, sprains, and cramps. Just rub diluted lemongrass oil on the affected area. Another option is to make a soothing footbath by adding a few drops of the oil.
Lemongrass oil or tea can detoxify the digestive tract, liver, kidneys, bladder, and pancreas. Working as a potent diuretic, drinking a few drops of lemongrass oil with a big glass of water will help flush out harmful toxins from your body.
Keep your system clean by adding lemongrass oil to your soup or tea. Make your lemongrass tea powerful by infusing lemongrass leaves in boiling water and adding a few drops of the oil to it.
- Stomach Protector & Gastric Ulcer Relief
Research suggests what mothers have known for generations. Lemongrass relives stomach pains, gastritis, nausea, and diarrhea. It has been shown to cure stomach ulcers in some cases. It cleanses the body by stimulating the bowels.
- Menstrual Cramp Relief
If you suffer from menstrual cramps, drinking two cups of lemongrass tea each day will help reduce the intensity. Gently rub two drops of lemongrass oil on your belly to further the relief.
- Headache Relief
For headache relief, massage diluted lemongrass oil into your temples to ease the tension and pain. It helps relieve the pressure and pain.
- Kills Bacteria
Two compounds found in lemongrass oil, citral, and limonene, kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. You can avoid getting fungal infections such as ringworm or athlete’s foot, by rubbing a few drops in between your toes.
- Fever Reducer
You can reduce a fever by drinking a little lemongrass oil, or a lemongrass infusion.
- Supports Your Immune System
Lemongrass helps the body absorb nutrients, boosting the immune system. The oil can be vital in restoring and rejuvenating your system.
- Reduces Inflammation
Limonene is the anti-inflammatory compound in lemongrass oil. Inflammation is the body’s way of protecting and healing itself. Sometimes, the inflammation won’t go away. The limonene helps turn off the inflammation switch, easing the discomfort of swelling. Inflammatory diseases that lemongrass oil can help are asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and Parkinson’s disease.
The antioxidants in lemongrass oil help fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
One main component of lemongrass oil, citral, has shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, during the early stages. These anti-cancer activities are predominantly in the prevention of skin cancer.
- Lowers Cholesterol
In animal studies, lemongrass oil significantly reduced the cholesterol levels after only a few days ingesting lemongrass oil.
Regular consumption of lemongrass oil sustains healthy levels of triglycerides while reducing the LDL (bad) cholesterol in the body. Lemongrass oil promotes healthy arteries helping to protect you against cardiac disorders.
- Eases Flu or Cold Symptoms
When used with a vaporizer and inhaling the vapor, lemongrass oil helps you fight bacteria. If you have a fever, lemongrass oil can have a cooling effect.
Lemongrass oil is an essential oil that can be taken orally in small quantities. It helps heal and rejuvenate the skin and internal organs.
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