- Plant Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
- Method of Extraction: The oil is produced from the fresh, or partly dried, leaves of the grass.
- Main Therapeutic Properties: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Digestive stimulant, Insecticide.
- Oil Appearance: Yellow to amber.
- Fragrance profile: Lemongrass has a fresh, clean, citrus aroma.
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Chakra: Throat and Base.
- Chinese Element: Earth (& Fire).
Therapeutic Grade. From Bhutan.
Lemongrass can be very refreshing and relaxing and is commonly used as an insect repellent. Lemongrass oil helps to revive a tired mind and is a great tonic to revitalise the body.
Lemongrass is produced from two totally distinct botanical species of Cymbopogon Citratus is found only under cultivation, particularly in Guatemala. Despite early origins in Sri Lanka and India, it is sometimes confusingly referred to as West Indian Lemongrass. The other type is Cymbopogon Flexuosus which is only cultivated in relatively limited areas of India, particularly Kerala.
Try adding one drop each of Lemongrass, Lavender and Geranium to a bowl of warm water and soaking tired feet for 10 minutes.
A few drops of Lemongrass and Cedarwood in an oil burner will help keep insects away during the summer months.