Essential Oil Series - Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

August 11, 2018

 

Lemongrass essential oil has a cooling effect. Its anti-inflammatory property reduces heat while alleviates inflammation. Lemongrass is also uplifting and relaxing. It calms the mind and reduces agitation.​ Lemongrass is used in perfumery and laundry products, and it is also used widely in food flavoring.

 

Chemical Families: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Aldehydes

Botanical Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Note: Top-Middle

 

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Essential Oil Highlights:

  • Lemongrass essential oil is an effective insect repellent. But be sure to dilute it well, as it can irritate the skin.

  • Lemongrass has a cooling effect, and it can used to reduce fever.

  • It can help manage agitation and restlessness. 

  • It has relaxing and antidepressant properties 

  • Safety: Lemongrass essential oil is not to be used with children under two years of age. Avoid using it if pregnant.

Here are just some of the many ways you can use your lemongrass essential oil:

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References:

  1. ​Worwood, V. (1991) The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

  2. Black and Butje, Aromahead Institute (2015) Essential Oil Data Sheet​

  3. Azzaro, K. Ashi Aromatics Inc. (2015) Essential Oil Profiles

 

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