Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon citratus) 10ml
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A perennial fast-growing aromatic grass, Lemongrass grows to about three feet high with long, thin leaves. This high-quality essential oil is steam distilled from the finest Guatemalan lemongrass leaves.
Colour: Yellow to Light Orange
Country of Origin: Guatemala
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Fragrance Note: Top
Plant Part: Leaves
Scent: Fresh, Grassy, Lemony
The Health Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil is derived from the lemongrass plant. A powerful antibiotic, it’s also widely used externally to relieve headaches, abdominal pain, as well as muscle pain. Because of its pleasant scent, lemongrass essential oil is also a common ingredient in various teas, soaps, cosmetics and home-made deodorisers.
Lemongrass oil is best known for its antifungal, antiseptic and insecticidal properties, and the essential oil also works as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It can also prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast and the active substances in it are known to alleviate muscle tension, reduce fever and stimulate the menstrual flow.
Lemongrass essential oil is also widely used in cosmetics, as it can strengthen the hair follicles and prevent hair loss. Due to its calming properties, massaging lemongrass essential oil also alleviates the symptoms of itchy and irritated scalp. It’s also applied externally to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and stress and promote healthier sleep. Moreover, lemongrass essential oil is known to boost self-esteem, confidence and mental strength and is often used in combination with traditional treatments to fight depression.
Another incredibly important property of the lemongrass essential oil is that it’s a powerful detoxifier. In many countries, lemongrass is ingested to detox the digestive tract, kidneys, livers, pancreas and bladder. It works as a diuretic and flushes out the harmful toxins out of your body, without irritating the tissues. If you’re suffering from abdominal pain or other issues of the digestive tract, you can make your own lemongrass-infused tea – just add a few drops of the essential oil to your tea.
Lemongrass essential oil is also an analgesic and can relieve both muscle and joint pain, as well as toothache and headache, especially if those are caused by viral infections. Lemongrass has also proven efficient in relieving menstrual cramps and promoting healthier menstrual flow.