Lemongrass, smells like lemons as the name suggest, is a plant with thin, long leaves known for its soothing effects on the body and is native to India.
In the Caribbean, it is known widely as fever grass, attesting to its traditional use to relieve the symptoms of fever. Lemongrass oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves by steam distillation.
Lemongrass oil contains analgesic, anti-depressant, antimicrobial. Antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, nervous system sedative and tonic properties.
Lemongrass oil is used as an ingredient in many skin care products like soaps, lotions, perfumes, and deodorants. It is also known to prevent excessive sweating and body odour.
Lemongrass oil may be an effective treatment to combat hair loss, oily hair and scalp conditions.
Lemongrass oil improves digestion and eases bowel movements in cases like constipation.
Lemongrass grass oil can help cure many nervous system related disorders like Vertigo, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Lemongrass oil helps relieve pain in the muscles and joints, as well as toothaches and headaches resulting from viral infections like cough, cold and influenza.
Lemongrass oil increases urination, the more you urinate, and the more you lose fat. Urination also promotes digestion and inhibits the formation of excess gas. It removes excess water from the body and reduces swelling.
Lemongrass oil has a great soothing, sedating and calming effects on the mind, cures inflammations, itching of skin and it relieves tension and anxiety.
Lemongrass oil increases blood circulation.
Lemongrass reduces bad cholesterol, improves digestion, improves eyesight, repairs ligaments, wakes up the lymphatic system, and great for tissue regeneration.
Lemongrass oil can be used in vaporizers and burners to treat nervousness and as an insect repellant. Through vaporizers, you can revive the mind, relieve lethargy, and drain out fatigue.
Lemongrass oil is considered safe and can be given to children.