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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Aroma: Lemony, fresh, earthy
Properties: Antimicrobial, antifungal, analgesic, antidepressant and antiseptic
Uses: Stress, Flatulence, Acne, Muscle Aches, Athlete's Foot, Scabies, Excessive Perspiration

Lemongrass essential oil is highly beneficial for the human body. It provides a multitude of health benefits. It prevents the body from falling prey to diseases like flatulence, muscle aches, athlete's foot etc. It is also quite effective in treating skin disorders such as acne. It is the best remedy to combat the problem of excessive perspiration. To know more about the lemongrass essential oil use, read on…

Lemongrass oil is a fabulous analgesic. Due to its antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic therapeutic properties, it is witnessing an increasing growth in demand. It serves as an excellent astringent. It is also known for its body toning ability. Lemongrass oil helps a great deal in getting rid of fear, depression and anxiety. It plays the role of a tranquilizer, thereby providing soothing and soporific effects to the person to whom the lemongrass oil massage is given.

Lemongrass essential oil is preferred for its fresh, earthy and lemony fragrance, which is simply amazing. The oil extracted from lemongrass is just apt to relax the tired body. The common method employed for oil extraction is steam distillation. The color of Lemongrass usually varies between dark yellow and amber to red. Lemongrass oil is watery in viscosity, thus is pretty thin in consistency.

In India, the lemongrass plant is more popularly known as 'choomana poolu', which is more often used to refer to 'Indian Melissa oil' that is extensively brought to use in Ayurvedic medicines.Ayurveda makes use of this oil to bring down fever. Also, for treating contagious diseases, Lemongrass essential oil is considered to be of great use. Apart from finding its way in the making of medicines, it is also used as an ingredient in the making of citrusy soaps & perfumes.

Note: Lemongrass has often been alleged of causing skin irritation. Therefore, pregnant women should avoid its use in any form.

 

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