Lemongrass

Botanical Name:                   Cymbopogon citratus

Synonym:                              Andropogon citratus (West Indian), Andropogon flexuosus (East Indian)

Botanical Family:                  Gramineae

Country of Origin:                Asia, West Indies, Africa & Tropical Asia

Plant Part:                              fresh or dried wild grass

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    lemony, strong, sharp, sweet

Properties:                            
Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative (nervous system), tonic

Chemical Constituents:      
myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, citral, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral, geranial, borneol.

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                       

           

  • Invigorating, reviving, energising and stimulating
  • Useful for jet lag and relieving fatigue.

 

Body:                         

 

  • Boosts nervous system assisting recovery from illness
  • Prevents spread of contagious diseases
  • Useful for open pores, boils, athletes foot, excess perspiration, headaches and poor circulation. 
  • Effective insect repellent. 
  • Has a toning effect on the muscles,
  • Encourages appetite
  • May assist with colitis, indigestion and gastro.

 

Contraindications:                Non toxic, can cause sensitisation or dermal irritation in some individuals. 

Note:                                     Top

Odour Intensity:                    5

Blends well with:                 
Basil, bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, tea tree, yarrow.

 

Traditions:                

Lemongrass has been used for centuries to treat fever in India and is also known as fevergrass.  Traditionally is was also used to cure skin complaints and was burnt to kill germs. 

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