ORGANIC LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
Use for Anxiety Relief, Reducing High Blood Pressure,
Soothing Muscle Pain, Skin & Hair Health, Insect Repellent,
Fungal Infections, Oxidative Stress
Reduce High Blood Pressure
Lemongrass lowers diastolic blood pressure and is known to have harmonizing effects on the function of the nervous system.
Soothe Muscle Pain
Dilute oil and apply to tight muscles and tendons for immediate relief.
Lemongrass has the ability to significantly reduce dandruff and promote scalp health. Massage a few drops into your scalp for two minutes and then rinse or add to your favorite shampoo or conditioner.
It’s natural antiseptic and astringent properties indicate that it is a good therapeutic candidate for treating inflammatory conditions of the skin. Add lemongrass to soaps, deodorants and lotions.
Inhaling lemongrass essential oil is known to help relieve stress and anxiety. Use in a diffuser, or put a drop on your palms and inhale the scent.
Because of its high citral and geraniol content along with its antimicrobial effects, lemongrass oil is known as a herbicide and as an insecticide. Diffuse or dilute with carrier oil and apply directly to the skin.
Lemongrass Oil has good fungicidal properties and may be used to cure fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm.
Known to be effective in scavenging free radicals, Lemongrass is a powerful antioxidant that fights oxidative stress in the body and may reduce signs of aging and the risk of harmful diseases.
BOTANICAL NAME Cymbopogon flexuosus
PARTS USED Grass
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
COLOR Yellow to brownish yellow
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle
AROMA Earthy, lemony aroma
The History of Lemongrass
Lemongrass is known as gavati chaha in the Western India Marathi language (gavat = grass; chaha = tea). Lemongrass has been used in medicine in India for more than 2000 years.
In East India and Sri Lanka, Lemongrass was historically used to make soups, curries, and a local drink called “fever tea,” which was intended to treat not only fevers but also diarrhea, stomach aches and skin infections. In 1905, a Sri Lankan researcher by the name of J.F. Jovit acquired several plants from South India and planted them at a farm in order to conduct research. Lemongrass would eventually be commercially cultivated in Florida and Haiti in 1947.
PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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