22 November 2008

Botanical Name
Cymbopogon citratus

Origin
India

Color
Pale Yellow to Vivid Yellow, ranges from dark yellow to amber and reddish

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin, watery consistency

Perfumery Note
Top

Aroma
Fresh, lemony, Sweet

Strength of Initial Aroma
Strong

Extraction Method
Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves by steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Citral, Geranyl Acetate, Linalyl Acetate, Geranial, Neral, Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, citronellal

Therapeutic Properties
Analgesic, anti-depressant, antimicrobial. antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, nervous system sedative and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Lemongrass essential oil revitalizes the body
  • It relieves the symptoms of jetlag, clears headaches
  • It helps to combat nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions
  • It is a great overall tonic for the body and it boosts the parasympathetic nervous system, which is a boon when recovering from illness, as it also stimulates glandular secretions
  • It is useful with respiratory infections such as sore throats, laryngitis and fever and helps prevent spreading of infectious diseases
  • It is helpful with colitis, indigestion and gastro-enteritis
  • Lemongrass oil helps tone the muscles and tissue, relieves muscle pains by making the muscle more supple
  • It helps with correcting poor circulation and as an insect repellant
  • It helps to keep pets clean of fleas, ticks and lice
  • It also is used for clearing up oily skin and acne, as well as athlete's foot
  • It alleviates excessive perspiration
  • Can be supportive in cases of damaged ligaments, digestive problems, kidney disorders, edema and fluid retention
  • Spiritually, the aroma of Lemongrass Oil is thought to promote psychic awareness and purification
Precaution
  • Avoid in glaucoma and with children
  • Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin
  • Avoid during pregnancy
  • Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
Blend With
Coriander Oil, Jasmine Oil, Tea tree Oil, Basil Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Oil, Geranium Oil, Lavender Oil, and Rosemary Oil

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