Lemongrass Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Flexuosus
Method of Cultivation: Cultivated without chemicals
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Grass/leaves
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Heavy, lemony, green
Largest Producing Countries: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Nepal
Traditional Use: The oil is widely used as an addition to insect repellant, and for its lemony aroma. It is also used for the isolation of citral.
Therapeutic Properties and common uses: Air pollution, airborne bacteria, Analgesic, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, carpal tunnel syndrome, craps/charley horse, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, fungicidal, insecticidal, lymphatic drainage, mental fatigue, nervine, sedative, tissue repair, tonic, urinary tract infection, varicose veins, whiplash (ligaments), wounds.
Blends Classification: Enhancer and Equalizer
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Often times the spent plant material from distillation is used as food for cattle.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation.
Products Used In: Ayurvedic 7-n-7 Hair Oil Treatment, Herbal Hair Revitalizer, Liquid Castile Soap.