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Amazing Benefits And Uses Of Lemongrass Essential Oil


Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass is perennial plant from Poacea grass family and grows in tropical and subtropical regions of India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia and China. Lemongrass is used in many Asian cousins adding flavor to soups, stews etc. and also used for making tea. But the real benefit of this highly therapeutic oil can be credited to its wide range beneficial properties as antioxidant, antiseptic, antipyretic, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, astringent, carminative, deodorant, insecticidal, diuretic and sedative properties. Lemongrass is high in many essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, folate, zinc, manganese, B vitamins and vitamin C. All these properties make this highly therapeutic oil most versatile essential oil that can be used as a remedy for several health conditions.

Here Are Nine Wonderful Benefits Of Lemongrass Essential Oil:

1. Reduce Pain And Inflammation:

Lemongrass essential oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve pain and inflammation in joint and muscles, toothache, headache resulting from fever, influenza, cold and cough. [1]


2. Works As Antidepressant:

The fresh and earthy scent of lemongrass essential oil can uplift your mood and spirit and help fight depression. The soothing, calming and sedating effect of this oil can help you feel relaxed and refreshed. this essential oil can be good addition to a diffuser or take it with tea. It will help to overpower the feeling of nervousness, anxiety and mental fatigue and insomnia. [2]



3. Inhibits fungal bacterial infection:

The antimicrobial and anti-fungal property of lemongrass essential oil can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi in the body both internally and externally. It can be effective in killing bacteria in colon, urinary tracts, stomach, respiratory system, athlete’s foot and ringworm. [3]


4. Can Bring Down Fever:

The antipyretic effect of lemongrass oil can help to bring down high fever. It can be used in tea to reduce very high fever. Encouraging perspiration, it brings down fever. It also helps fight infections that cause fever. Massaging diluted lemongrass oil on the back, neck, bottom of the feet and chest area will also help to bring down fever. [4]


5. Supports Healthy Digestion:

When ingested internally lemongrass oil can help to maintain healthy gastrointestinal function. Its carminative property helps to remove excess gas from intestine and also restrict gas from forming. Dilute few drops of this essential oil with almond oil and massage on your abdomen to get relief from indigestion. If you are suffering from heartburn, dilute few drops lemongrass oil with any carrier oil and rub on the throat and chest for quick relief. [5]




6. Soothes Aching Muscles:

Lemongrass oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can bring instant relief from pain and inflammation. To get relief from sore and tight muscles dilute 3drops of lemongrass oil to 1tbsp of almond or jojoba oil and massage gently on the affected area. Regular massage of this oil combining with birch essential oil or geranium essential oil can help to bring relief from arthritis symptoms and joint pain. [6]


7. Headache Relief:

Lemongrass essential oil can bring relief from any type of headache when applied on the temples, whether your headache is due to allergies, hormone or due stress or tension. [7]


8. Heals Acne:

The antimicrobial and astringent property of lemongrass oil can help to heal and reduce acne flare up. It acts as effective cleanser and toner. It can also be used to treat cellulite. Use 2-3 drops of this oil in your face pack or dilute with coconut oil and apply on the affected spots. Due to its skin healing properties, this oil is used in shampoos, conditioner, deodorant, lotions and soaps. [8]


9. Insect Repellant:

Due to its insecticidal properties lemon grass oily is used as an insect repellant. It kills insects like mosquitoes, ants etc. to repel mosquitoes and bugs you can spray lemongrass oil adding water. Add 8_10 drops of this oil in 1liter water. To kill fleas add 5drops of oil to water and spray on your pet’s coat. [9]


Insect Repellant

10. Aids In Detoxification:

Lemongrass tea or oil can be used to detox digestive tract, liver, bladder, Kidney and pancreas it has diuretic property. Adding 2-3 drops of lemon grass oil to your tea or soup will help to flush out toxins from the body and also reduce fluid retention. [10]


11. Body Odor:

Lemongrass oil is often contained in commercial deodorant. To reduce body odor you can add few drop of this oil to moisturizing lotion or coconut oil. It will work as natural deodorant. [11]

Body Odor

Some other essential oil that combines well with lemongrass essential oil are Geranium, lavender, jasmine, basil and cedar wood.


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