LEMONGRASS Cymbopogon citratus

 

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus

Plant Part: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam Extraction

Origin: India

Color: Light yellow

Consistency: Light

Note: Middle

Aroma Strength: Strong, lemony and herbaceous

Aromatic Scent: Fresh Earthy, Citrus Scent.

Source of essential oil: Steam distilled grass

 

Τhe plant:


A member of the Poaceae family, a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 meters in height. It is native to Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.

 

Description:


Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 meters in height. It is native to Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.

 

Qualities:


Excellent for vaporizing to banish unpleasant smells. Uplifting and refreshing – good for tired sweaty feet, or as a rinse for greasy hair. A good oil to use as an insect repellent. Helpful in a massage oil to increase poor circulation and treat muscular aches and pain. Helpful to those suffering from nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions. Can be irritating to skin so use with caution and dilute well. Sometimes used to adulterate the more expensive oil of Melissa. This is why we test so extensively.

Cautions:


Avoid in glaucoma and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin.

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