Lazy Lemongrass

Essential oil name Lemongrass

Latin name Cymbopagon flexuosus

Note/perfume top note, fresh, herby, citrus, lemon tones

Family Poaceae

Extraction method steam distillation of the partially dried grasses

Main chemistry Geranial, Neral, Geranyl Acetate, Geraniol, -Limonene

Plant description

a quick growing grass that is an aromatic perennial that produces a wide root system that is said to exhausts the soil swiftly.

Therapeutic actions

some of the actions for this essential oil are: analgesic, antioxidant, bactericidal, sedative, antimicrobial, antidepressant.

Therapeutic uses

multi system use for skin, circulation, digestive, immune, and nervous systems: this essential oil is indicated to aid relief the following health conditions: muscular pain, oedema, fungal infections, body odour, sedate the over stimulated nervous system, ease depression arising from too much stress and is an insect repellent.

Blends with

Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Geranium, Lavender, Sweet orange, Fennel, Vetiver and Rosemary essential oils.

Therapeutic application

Nervous exhaustion, extreme sweat, acne, athlete’s foot, muscular pain, colitis, headaches, improves circulation, indigestion.

Safety data

Care is required as Lemongrass oil can irritate a sensitive skin and because of this should not be used during pregnancy and for use with others requires dilution.

Deborah Casey is a qualified Aromatherapist. She began her training with personal learning and progressed onto an introductory course followed by an advanced course of learning with the Bridge Project in Washington Tyne and Wear. She then progressed onto Diploma study and obtained her Diploma in Body massage prior to successful study of Aromatherapy. Having passed through the menopause, complicated by mesh injury, she applied aromatic essential oils in an unconventional manner. Then she found white birch - her go to for many ails.

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