Lemongrass has long been used in India to bring down fevers and reduce infections.
Effect on mind: Purifying, stimulating and refreshing for the mind. Helpful for mental fatigue and loss of concentration.
Effect on body: Excellent tonic when recovering from illness. Stimulates glandular secretions and the digestive processes. Encourages appetite and may be helpful with gastric problems. Discourages the spread of contagious diseases, particularly infections such as sore throats, laryngitis and fevers. Has a toning effect on muscles, relieves pain, eliminates lactic acid and stimulates circulation. Clears headaches, fatigue and symptoms of jet lag. Said to aid flow of breast milk in nursing mothers. Excellent combating insects and fleas.
Effect on skin: Tonic effect and balances oil conditions. Good for athletes foot and fungal infections.
|Common name||Lemongrass Essential Oil|
|Botanical name||Cymbopogon flexuosus|
|Appearance||Yellow to brownish|
|Odour||Fresh citral notes|
|Plant parts used||Leaves|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|Country of origin||India|