26 Health Benefits Of Lemongrass Essential Oil

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Cymbopogon flexuosus
ORIGIN: India
AROMA: Strong
COLOR: Yellow to brownish yellow
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distilled
BLENDS WELL WITH: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon.

 

SAFETYLemongrass essential oil is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) however it can cause skin irritation therefore dilution is highly recommended.  Avoid using it on children under 18 months and people with glaucoma.

 

Lemongrass essential oil is derived from rapid growing grass that can sprout up to 4 feet high. It is native to Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia. In India it is known as ‘choomana poolu’ and is also referred to as ‘Indian Verbena’ or ‘Indian Melissa oil’ and used in Ayurvedic medicine to help bring down fevers and treat infectious illnesses. It is a valuable ingredient in perfumes and citrus-type soaps and is also an insect deterrent. Lemongrass does smell like lemons but it is much milder, sweeter and not as sour.

 

The following properties and benefits will only be noticed when using a high quality lemongrass oil. Please do your research before buying oils;

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti- cancer
  • Anti-infalmmatory
  • Anti-septic
  • Insect repellant
  • Sedative
  • Tonic
  • Vasodilator

 

 

 

 

Airborne Bacteria
Diffuse lemongrass throughout a room. Or add a few drops into a spray bottle mixed with witch hazel and spritz throughout a room.

Bladder Infection
Massage diluted lemongrass oil to the abdomen.

Carpel Tunnel
Massage 2 drops to the area of concern.

Charley Horse
Gently massage diluted oil to the area of concern.

Cholesterol
Massage diluted oil to the reflex points of the feet.

Cramps
Massage 2 drops of lemongrass oil to the area of concern. Repeat if necessary.

Cleaning
Add a few drops of lemongrass oil to your household cleaner. Or use in a homemade household cleaner.

Cystitis
Massage diluted oil over the reflex points of the feet and over the bladder.

Edema
Apply 1 drop with a carrier oil over the area of concern.

Fleas
Add a few drops to a dog shampoo, add to the dog collar to repel fleas. Avoid adding to much oil as the scent can be overpowering to dogs.

Gastritis
Massage 1-2 drops over the abdomen.

Grave’s Disease
Apply 2 drops over the thyroid or into the reflex points of the feet daily.

Hashimoto’s Disease
Use same method mentioned above.

Hernia
Apply 2 drops over the area of concern or into the reflex points of the feet daily.

Bug Repellant
Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place where needed, diffuse in a room, apply topically.

Immune System Support
Apply to the bottoms of the feet to help the immune system.

Insomnia
Diffuse at night throughout a room, rub diluted at the bottoms of the feet, add a few drops to a bath.

Kidney Support
Massage over kidneys or the reflex points of the feet.

Lactose Intolerance
Massage 1-2 drops to the reflex points of the feet. Add 1-2 drops in a capsule.

Mental Fatigue
Best used aromatically to help with mental fatigue. Diffuse or smell straight from the bottle.

Muscular Dystrophy
Massage diluted oil to the bottoms of the feet.

Paralysis
Massage over the area of concern and the reflex points of the feet as needed.

Stiffness
Massage 1-2 drops over stiff muscles as needed. Add a few drops to a warm bath.

Tissue Repair
Gently massage oil over the area of concern 2-3 times a day.

Varicose Veins
Dilute 2 drops lemongrass and 2 drops of cypress essential oil and massage on the area of concern 2-3 times a day.

Whiplash
Apply to the area of concern 2 times a day.

Wounds
Dilute 1-2 drops of lemongrass oil to a carrier oil and apply to the wound.

 

 

 

 

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  • libys11

    wow.. so many great benefits!! never heard of this type of oil before! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a Great Week!

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  • sano sanisimo

    Great review!!! I use this essential oil in a lot of my natural recipes! last week I published a coconut & lemon cream, and I love it!!!

    thanks so much for such interesting post!

    100% natural & homemade cosmetics => sano
    sanisimo

    • I love using this oil in my homemade skincare products too. It’s amazing.

  • Charu Sharma

    I have heard about lemongrass oil but did not know that it has so many benefits!! Great and informative post ๐Ÿ™‚

    • My pleasure. Glad this was a helpful post.

  • i love its fragrance too ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://theknotstory.com/

  • Natasha Bhatt

    I love the smell of lemon grass – a mood changer for me.. will try to grab one.. thanks fr sharing!!

    • It’s funny because I was never a fan of the scent since the oil is very concentrated but I have truly grown to love it.

  • I love lemon grass tea, it has amazing smell and taste. Yet another great and informative post.
    GlamupGirls

    • I have never had lemongrass tea before.

  • Paola

    Cool oil, I love the lemon smell!!!
    xo Paola
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  • Coco

    Hi darling,
    really interesting product, I’ll try this oil!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

  • Simera, I really like all the different things that essential oils can help with… I will do my research and then check with you if you think the brand I am going to buy is good… I am looking forward to using more natural products ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful week xox

    • Thanks Launna. Let me know which brand you are interested in through email. I can also let you know which brand I use which is extremely affordable. They also offer sets and custom sets.

  • Jackie Harrison

    Wow I feel stiff and now I now I need to get this awesome oil great review.

    • It’s a fabulous oil to have around.

  • thanks for the information Simera ๐Ÿ™‚ i did not know that it is helpful in curing of diseases as well..

  • I never knew lemon grass oil is that beneficial!! Thanks for the info!!

  • I got some lemongrass oil in an essential oils kit. Now I know what to use it for. Thanks Simera!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  • Hi sweetie
    this product sounds very interesting
    Thanks for sharing
    Kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion blog

  • I have heard the many good things about lemongrass oil but it’s the one oil that won’t make an appearance in our home cause my husband hates it. He hates the smell, can’t stand it even in cooking. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Denise

    You are amazing, always bring to your readers good things and very important, like this now. So good to know all the properties – I love lemon scent, by the way. And for me, the fact that it is insect repellent makes it perfect – mosquitoes love me!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • Tell me about it. I am a magnet for mosquitoes. I am currently working on an all natural bug repellent.

  • Elena Dal Maso

    Simera,
    I didn’t know it is analgesic. Thanks a lot for this lesson :)))
    I love your teaching posts!

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

  • Say Cheesy Cake

    Thanks Simera for sharing this post. I didn’t know much about lemongrass except for making food tasty back home. Now, thanks to you I know more.

    Jo | saycheesycake.blogspot.nl

    • I haven’t personally used in cooking but I know a lot of people do. You would need less then 1 drop if adding this oil in cooking.

  • Missy May

    I know lemongrass, but never knew there was an oil too. Sounds beneficial -wow!!
    Thanks for sharing, Beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

  • this oil have a great properties, amazing review
    I wish you an happy day
    <<>>
    kiss

  • I had not heard before lemon oil, thanks for the introduction Simera!

    http://www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

  • I’ve been hearing a lot about how this great as an insect repellent. I’m definitely going to put this to the test this summer as I DRAW mosquitos to my skin. I can never go a single summer without getting completely doused in mosquito bites.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovinโ€™

    • I am currently trying to make a natural bug repellent I will post the recipe once I make one I am happy with.

  • Gi.

    wow, very beautiful colours!!

    xoxo Gi.

    new post
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  • hmmm.. i’ll consider this lemongrass essential oil.. where do you buy your essentials oils by the way? I’m thinking of checking it out at wholefoods.. hahahaha!!

    http://www.aucourantprincess.blogspot.com

    • Hi I personally would not use essential oils from a health food store for medical purposes. I buy my oils from edens garden which sell 100% pure therapeutic essential oils.