Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Ideal to use at work, home or study to energise, inspire and refresh our thinking, memory and concentration. Acts as a restorative helping balance Great to use in the morning as it helps us feel refreshed and energised ready for the new day. Commonly used to deodorise and clear a space and supports us to create new beginnings.
Ayuvedic medicine considered it relates to the second chakra, supporting absorption of new ideas and elimination and detoxification of the old.
Historical and Traditional Uses
Ayuvedic Medicine called Lemongrass THE connective tissue oil as it tightens the elastin fibres and because of its restorative properties was often included in liniments for injury, bruises, dislocations, torn cartilage and tendons and sprains.
Lemongrass was used in natural insect repellent formulations as it contains the compound citronella that helps mask the scents that insects like mosquitoes, rely on to target hosts.
Commonly used in the treatment of colds, headaches, stomach, abdominal and rheumatic pain, gastroenteritis, and colitis. As a vapour it was employed to disinfect and deodorise the air. Included in skin care as a tonic and astringent, to cleanse and reduce the symptoms of oily skin and for its anti-fungal, antiseptic properties. Also employed as a sedative for the nervous system.
Blends well with: Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine, Rose, Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Fir Needle, Cedar Wood, Rosemary and Eucalyptus
Aroma: The citrus component imbues a strong, cleansing and refreshing note with a sweet, earthy undertone
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled
Safety & Precautions
Lemongrass is non-toxic but may be irritating and sensitising in some people.