Lemongrass

Lemongrass - AroMed's Cymbopogon citratus organically grown and the fresh grass is steam distilled in Western India. It is in the gramineae or poaceae plant family, and is a top note with citrus, fresh, earthy aroma.

Uses-

  • Lemongrass is a go-to oil related to its strong antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral qualities. I use it my liquid hand soaps, along with skin nourishing oils like lavender. Also, defuse to disinfect air.
  • It fortifies the nervous system and can uplift mood while energizing
  • Lemongrass is one of the few essential oils identified as a "connective tissue" oil. According to Battaglia, "it tightens the elastin fibers in the epidermis" and is often used for blends that address sprains, injuries, bruises and dislocations.
  • It is also a digestive stimulant, used for colitis, indigestion and gastroenteritis.
  • A natural insect repellent
  • Its astringent properties make it great for oily skin issues, but at no more than a 1% dilution ( 5 drops per ounce of carrier)

 Emotional Support-  Lemongrass can encourage upliftment, calm, balance, focus and integration.

Blends well with- basal, bay laurel, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, mandarin, palmarosa, petitgrain, ravintsara, ravensara, rosemary, spikenard, thyme, vetiver

Notes of interest- West Indian lemongrass is used in TCM to treat colds, headache, abdominal and rheumatic pain.

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Keep lemongrass in dark bottle in refrigerator when not in use. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.

Resources-

Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

 

 


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