Lemongrass Essential Oil, East Indies

Lemongrass Essential Oil, East Indies

Lemongrass Essential Oil, East Indies
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East-Indian Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil (also called Cochin Grass or Malabar Grass) is native to Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Burma,and Thailand. It was used in traditional Indian medicines to treat infectious illness and fever. Also, it has an earthy citrus scent. Lemongrass essential oil is the best remedy for the problem of excessive perspiration.

Name: Lemongrass oil, India
Species: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Part: Grass
Method: Steam Distilled
Class: Aldehyde
Country: India
Color: Yellow to brownish yellow liquid.
Consistency: Thin
Note: Top
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Pine, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon.
Dilution: 1:4

Common Uses:

- Used in facial toners to fight acne and greasy skin
- Anti-depressant
- Tones and fortifies the nervous system
- Used in bath to sooth muscular nerves and pain
- Helps in keeping insects away

Health benefits of lemongrass oil:

* The tangy, refreshing fragrance of lemongrass can relieve symptoms related to stress, nervous exhaustion, headaches, and jetlag.

* This oil acts a tonic for the entire body and can help to boost the parasympathetic nervous system, which is necessary when you are recovering from a sickness. It also revitalizes the glandular secretions.

* Lemongrass oil is good for treating respiratory infections like fever, laryngitis, and sore throats. It also stops the spreading of disease.

* This essential oil is often used to treat gastroenteritis, indigestion, and colitis.

* Lemongrass oil can tone the tissues and muscles, relieve pain in the muscles by making the muscles more flexible. It also improves the blood circulation and acts an insect repellant.

* This oil is used to keep pets free of lice, ticks, and fleas.

* Lemongrass oil is used for treating acne and for clearing up oily skin. It also treats athlete’s foot, and stops excessive perspiration.

* Lemongrass is also known as citronella, which has a calming effect and can relieve stress and insomnia.

* When lemongrass is mixed with pepper, it is said to relieve nausea and menstrual problems.

* When consumed as tea, lemongrass is an effective diuretic.

* Some also believe that spraying a little lemongrass oil on pet dogs can prevent them from barking too much.

Ways of using lemongrass oil:

* You can use this oil in vaporizers and burners to treat nervousness and also as an insect repellent. Through diffusing, you can revive the mind, relieve lethargy, and get rid of fatigue.

* When blended with bath water or massage oil, it can treat cellulite, nervousness, infections, and digestive problems. It can even act as a diuretic and as a general tonic.

* When using this oil with creams and lotions, it can clear cellulite, tone the skin, open blocked pores and can treat acne. Since this has antiseptic properties, this oil can treat fungal infections and athlete’s foot.

Cautions: It is recommended to be avoided by people with glaucoma and with children. Plus, it should also not be used in cases like skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. It should not be used during pregnancy also.
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