Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Main Constituents: Citral: 72.5%
Lemongrass is a fast growing perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 metres (4 feet) in height. Native to Asia, it is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.
Lemongrass essential oil is known for its invigorating and cleansing properties and has properties similar to citronella.
Lemongrass oil has a light and fresh lemony smell with earthy undertones. It is stimulating, relaxing, soothing, and balancing. It is used in aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduce body aches. It makes a wonderful fragrance addition to cosmetics, soaps, and homemade deodorizers. It is used in facial toners as its astringent properties may assist in reducing the look of oily or greasy skin.
Lemongrass essential oil is often used to:
- Relieve headaches
- Reduce stomach aches, alleviate abdominal and muscle pain
- Ease digestive tract spasms
- Kill germs as it acts as an astringent
- Reduce fever
- Boost energy
Lemongrass Essential Oil 15 ml
Simply put - we are not doctors, and are therefore not able to make recommendations for treating specific conditions and this includes route of administration of any oil. Essential oils are concentrated distillates of the essence of the plant - like medicine, some are good in small amounts but can be dangerous in large amounts, particularly for small children, pregnant women or the elderly. It is our position that anyone who intends to take essential oils internally should only do so under supervision of their family doctor.