Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Lemongrass Essential Oil 15ml
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Lemongrass Essential Oil 30ml
$9.93
Lemongrass Essential Oil 100ml
$23.96
Lemongrass Essential Oil 200ml
$43.98
Lemongrass Essential Oil 500ml
$104.04
Lemongrass Essential Oil 1kg
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Lemongrass Essential Oil Sample
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Quick Overview

This 100% pure essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Lemongrass organically grown in India. This is a very complex variety of Lemongrass, producing a bright, fresh aroma, and exceptional therapeutic properties.

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Also known as 'France Indian Verbena', Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 meters (4 feet) in height. It is native to the continent of Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.

About the Oil
This pale yellow-green, low viscosity essential oil is steam distilled from Lemongrass blades organically grown in India.
Aromatherapy Notes
This essential oil is distilled from Lemongrass leaves is a yellow liquid with a deep, grassy-lemon citrus aroma with a slightly sweet balsamic, musky and earthy undertone.

This oil would most suitably blend with: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon oils.

Traditional Uses
Lemongrass essential oil has been used to support digestion, purification and regeneration of tissues. It may be one of the most broadly therapeutic anti-microbial essential oils available, with other important actions that support the immune system.

It has been employed in traditional Indian medicine for centuries as a cure for infectious illness and fever.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antimicrobial, Anti-oxidant, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminitive, Deodorant, Febrifuge, Fungicidal, Galactagogue, Insecticidal, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic. (See Definitions.)


Anti-Cancerous:


  • Lemongrass and Frankincense are the two essential oils with the largest bodies of research in this field. Published in the May 2009 Journal of Chemico-Biological Interactions stated "Our results indicate that the [Lemongrass] oil has a promising anti-cancer activity and causes loss in sum or increasing cell viability by activating the apoptotic process as identified by electron microscopy." For the latest research, go to pubmed.gov and search for "lemongrass" and "cancer".

Circulatory System:

  • Improves circulation
  • Discourages fluid retention

Anti-infectious and Antibacterial:

  • Lemongrass has also been shown to be a potent and important antibacterial agent. In a study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology, essential oil vapors (what one would create through using a nebulizing diffuser) of Geranium and Lemongrass were shown effective even against MRSA bacteria. This may prove useful in hospital settings where such bacteria have become resistant against conventional antibiotics.

Genito-Urinary System:

  • Antifungal agent (treats Candida: a naturally occurring internal fungus that can 'overgrow' due to dietary imbalances).

Dermatological:

  • Combats acne and oily skin
  • An excellent antidepressant
  • Highly effective mosquito repellent

Nervous System:

  • Encourages fortification
  • Effective calming and sedative actions
Application and Use
Diffusion:
  • Excellent for clearing and cleansing the air
  • Due to its interaction with the immune system, and broad-spectrum anti-microbial action, diffuser use of Lemongrass may be an excellent means of 'disinfecting the air' in one's home or office.

  • To repel insects, a diffusion blend of Geranium, Lemon Tea Tree and Citronella with Lemongrass is highly effective.

Topical:

  • To support immune response blend in a dilution of a carrier oil and massage onto the soles of the feet.
  • To repel insects, use alone or in combination with oils such as Citronella, Catnip or Pine in a small amount of alcohol or a neutral carrier oil.

  • To soothe muscular aches and pains, mix a few drops into Epsom salts or directly into a warm bath.

  • To treat Candida (vaginal fungal infection), blend a 5-10% dilution in any carrier oil.
Safety
Although considered non-toxic, use of Lemongrass essential oil should be avoided in cases of glaucoma and with children because of its potency.

Use caution in cases of prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged epidermal areas.

Avoid use during pregnancy.

 
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