Lemongrass has a grassy, lemony aroma that has been used for thousands of years in Caribbean and Asian cooking. It soothes upset stomachs, gives peace to tired, aching muscles, and tones and purifies the skin. It’s therapeutic properties affect the Immune System, Muscles and Bones. Steam distilled from leaves, Lemongrass’ has been used by the French to regenerate connective tissue, regulate the parasympathetic nervous system, strengthen vascular walls, and treat varicose veins.
Lemongrass can cause extreme skin irritation. When applying to the skin, test in an area without dilution, and dilute if necessary 1 drop oil to 1 drop Fractionated Coconut Oil. It can be applied directly to area of concern or to reflex points. It can also be taken in capsules, used as a flavoring in cooking, added to 1 tsp of honey or 4 oz of beverage. Also be caution when using while pregnant.
The pleasant aroma of Lemongrass promotes awareness and purification. It has been used historically as an insecticide (mosquitoes don’t like Lemongrass), to treat infectious illnesses and fever, and sedate the central nervous system. It can be diffused or it can be inhaled directly.
When Lemongrass is combined with other oils, it enhances their properties and create balance and synergy between them. It blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Geranium, Basil, Eucalyptus, and Melaleuca.