Mountain Rose Herbs

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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Cymbopogon citratus Origin: Sri Lanka

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Cymbopogon citratus

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Grass

Note Classification

Top

Aroma

Heavy, lemony, green

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

Blends Well Wit

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.

Disclaimer

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.