Lemongrass Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Grass
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Heavy, lemony, green
Largest Producing Countries: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Nepal
Traditional Use: The oil is widely used as an addition to bug repellants, and for its lemony aroma. It is also used for the isolation of citral.
Properties: Analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, tonic
Benefits: Digestion, excessive sweat, fevers, headaches, infectious disease, insect repellant, muscular pain, nervous exhaustion, poor circulation, stress. If you prefer the aroma of lemongrass, it is a good substitute for citronella in a bug repellant blend.
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Often times the spent plant material from distillation is used as food for cattle.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).