Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Oil: The botanical name for lemongrass oil is Cymbopogon citratus. This oil is processed from the leaves of Cymbopogon shoenanthus through steam distillation. Yellow in color and thin in consistency, the oil has a strong aroma.

Lemongrass is actually a high tropical grass, and the stalks and the leaves of the grass have the fragrance of tangy lemons. A perennial grass, the roots are tufted and dense.

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The blades are about 0.5 cm wide and about 90 cm long. Lemongrass essential oil has anti-odor and antiseptic properties, and is often used in talcum powders, bath salts, in insect repellants as well as in herbal medicines to ward off ringworms and fungal reactions.

Health benefits of lemongrass oil:

  • The tangy, refreshing fragrance of lemongrass can relieve symptoms related to stress, nervous exhaustion, headaches, and jetlag
  • This oil acts a tonic for the entire body and can help to boost the parasympathetic nervous system, which is necessary when you are recovering from a sickness. It also revitalizes the glandular secretions
  • Lemongrass oil is good for treating respiratory infections like fever, laryngitis, and sore throats. It also stops the spreading of disease
  • This essential oil is often used to treat gastroenteritis, indigestion, and colitis
  • Lemongrass oil can tone the tissues and muscles, relieve pain in the muscles by making the muscles more flexible.

    It also improves the blood circulation and acts an insect repellant
  • This oil is used to keep pets free of lice, ticks, and fleas
  • Lemongrass oil is used for treating acne and for clearing up oily skin. It also treats athlete's foot, and stops excessive perspiration
  • Lemongrass is also known as citronella, which has a calming effect and can relieve stress and insomnia
  • When lemongrass is mixed with pepper, it is said to relieve nausea and menstrual problems
  • When consumed as tea, lemongrass is an effective diuretic
  • Some also believe that spraying a little lemongrass oil on pet dogs can prevent them from barking too much

Ways of using lemongrass oil:

  • You can use this oil in vaporizers and burners to treat nervousness and also as an insect repellant. Through vaporizers you can revive the mind, relieve lethargy, and drain out fatigue
  • When blended with bath water or massage oil, it can treat cellulite, nervousness, infections, and digestive problems. It can even act as a diuretic and as a general tonic
  • When using this oil with creams and lotions, it can clear cellulite, tone the skin, open blocked pores and can treat acne. Since this has antiseptic properties, this oil can treat fungal infections and athlete's foot
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