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LEMONGRASS  Cymbopogon flexuosus

Properties

Antibacterial
Antibiotic
Antiseptic
Antiviral
Astringent
Diuretic
Disinfectant

Wellness Uses

Calm & Stress Relief
Cold and Flu Season
Disinfect Living Area
Insect Repellant

Common
Health Concerns

Allergies
Asthma
Cold and Flu
Constipation
Fever
Hypertension
Sore Throat
Stomach Ache
Stress
Throat Infections

Constituents *

Compound %
Geranial 48.15
Neral 31.30
Farnesol (unknown isomer) 9.40
Faarnesal 2.70
Borneol 1.42
Geraniol 1.40
delta-Terpineol 1.31
alpha-Terpinyl acetate 1.05
Nerol 0.80
Terpinen 0.50
Citronellal 0.35
6-Methyl-5-hepten-2-one 0.35
beta-Terpineol 0.29
Decanal 0.18
para-Cymene 0.04
Myrcene 0.02
Neolidol (unknown isomer) 0.01

*EOU, EOUdb, Lemongrass (India) 1

 

Lemongrass 

About Lemongrass

Lemongrass has a sweeter, more powerful citrus aroma than Lemon.  It is an effective pain killer.  It has been proven to lower cholesterol.   It has been used for soothing aching feet, tired muscles and painful backs.  It helps with excessive perspiration and flatulence.  Lemongrass’ antifungal properties make it effective aiding athlete’s foot and nail fungus.  Many migraine sufferers find it effective.  It is considered an antiseptic and astringent useful by some people to cleanse oily skin and help close pores. It can increase mental acuity and  help stabilize and balance emotions, especially during times of distress and emotional trauma.  (...) Lemongrass Essential Oil is grown in India and steam distilled directly from the grass.

Typical Applications

Apply topically with massage for effective analgesic effects on the back, feet, and large muscles.  Also apply direct for antifungal qualities.  Lemongrass is .... by the FDA as GRAS and can be taken internally for digestive or stomach issues and for high cholesterol.  Add 1-2 drops in ¼ cup of water with agave, honey or on a sugar cube.  Add to water (appx 5%-10%) and spritz for excessive perspiration.  Diffuse, cup and inhale or use a full body massage for help stabilizing emotional trauma.

Precautions Can be a skin irritant over time.  Use a skin test.  Use with care during pregnacy.

      

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