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Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Parts Used: Grass
Aroma: The aroma is lemon/herbal, grassy, and slightly bitter.
Description: dark yellow to amber and reddish in color, with a watery viscosity
Blends well with: lime and other citrus; Geranium, and other florals.
CAUTION: As with all essential oils, dilute into carrier oils before applying them directly onto the skin. Keep oils away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Stop using if there is any irritation. Research each oil well before using.
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Lemongrass oil is extracted from fresh and partially dried grass by means of Steam distillation process.
Lemongrass Oil Information
Lemongrass oil is widely appreciated for its unique features. They are fresh smelling, and can be used with success for fighting jet lag, cellulite, revitalizing a tired body and mind. Moreover, lemongrass oils are also used in Ayurvedic medicine in bringing down fevers and treat infectious illnesses. Further, it is a valuable ingredient, which find wide uses in perfumes and citrus-type soaps and is also an insect deterrent. Moreover, it is also useful with respiratory infections, colitis, indigestion and gastro-enteritis and more.
Lemongrass oil features some of the unique Therapeutic properties like, they are analgesic, anti-depressant, antimicrobial. antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, nervous system sedative and tonic.
Lemongrass treats pain arising from indigestion, rheumatism, and nerve conditions. The refreshing fragrance of the oil reduce headaches and irritability and to prevent drowsiness. Moreover, it has also prove an antiseptic, suitable for use on various types of skin infections, usually as a wash or compress, and is especially effective on ringworm and infected sores.
Blends Well With
Lemongrass oil blends particularly well with basil, cedar wood, coriander, geranium, jasmine, lavender and tea tree.
Lemongrass is widely appreciated world wide, as it has great benefits as a muscle and skin toner, and revitalizes the body and mind. This oil helps with infections and keeps the family pet flea and tick free and smelling nice. Moreover, these oils are also helpful as a Burners and vaporizers, can be used in blended massage oil or diluted in the bath to assist with various diseases. Further, it can also be used as Cream or lotion and constitute antiseptic properties as these oils are useful in treating athlete's foot and other fungal infections.
Great precautions should be taken on using lemongrass as these oils can irritate a sensitive skin. Further, it should be avoided in pregnancy, due to it being a possible skin irritant.