Lemongrass Essential Oil
Latin Name: Cymbopogon citratus DC Stapf
Part of plant: Herb
Aroma Character: Lemon-like but somewhat coarse
Blends Well with: Fennel, Juniper, Geranium
Lemongrass Properties: Stomach strengthening, stimulates appetite, promotes digestion, carminative; regulates vegetative nervous system, vascular expansion; against rickets; stimulant, anti-inflammatory, strong antiseptic,against parasites; febrifuge, diuretic.
Lemongrass Indications: Atonic digestion, liver insufficiencies, cellulitis; infectious and feverish conditions; vegetative dystonia; arteritis, skin parasites.
Lemongrass Main Components: Citrals: neral, geranial; citronellal,, methyl heptenone.
Lemongrass Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage; dilute with plant when using externally to avoid strong skin irratation.
Lemongrass is a tall, aromatic, perennial, fast growing grass. Lemongrass is called the 'connective tissue essential oil', because it tightens and tones the skin and connective tissue. This makes it useful in massage and compresses after sports injuries, general strains and sprains, and after dieting when the connective tissues and skin may have lost tone and become slack.
Overall, Lemongrass essential oil is cooling, refreshing and stimulating. Lemongrass has excellent antiseptic and deodorant properties.