Botanical name: Cymbopogon Citratus
Botanical family: Gramineae
Part of plant used: Grass & leaves
Origin: Lemongrass tree is native to India and is also found in Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and China.
Description: Lemony, sharp & sweet.
History: Lemongrass is also known as Indian Verbena and has been a favored essential oil in India for many hundreds of years. It is a common ingredient of commercial perfumes and soaps.
Properties and Indications:
- Highly antiseptic
- Regulator for the parasympathetic system
- Stomachic – gastric stimulant
- Stimulating for the whole body and mind
- Useful for respiratory infections
- Sluggish digestion
- Aching muscles
- Keeps away insects
- Can help the flow of milk when breast feeding
- Opens people up
- Lemongrass can be a skin irritant especially for sensitive skins
- Use sparingly
- Basil, Cedarwood, Coriander, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrtle, Neroli, Niaouli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosemary, Tea Tree.
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