Organic Lemongrass Oil-
Aroma: Bright, lemon, smoky
Aromatherapy Benefits: Uplifting, soothing
Corresponding Element: Air
Corresponding Planet: Mercury
Benefits: Lemongrass has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it useful for treating wounds and preventing infection. It has been shown to be an effective deterrent against several types of fungi, helping to prevent or heal athlete's foot, ringworm and jock itch. Its anti-inflammatory compounds make it useful in treating chronic inflammation issues such as arthritis, and it has demonsrtated usefulness in cardiovascular disease, edema, and cancer. Its antioxidant properties make it a good choice for oral care including gingivitis. Among its many other uses, it may help prevent or treat high cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and lipids, relieve pain, stress and anxiety, and reduce and relieve headaches, including migraines.
Energetic Uses: Used to promote clear thinking and support memory, lemongrass is excellent as a study aid. It also encourages creativity and can help in the discovery and discernment of truths.
History and Folklore: Lemongrass has been used as medicine in India for more than 2000 years, and Brazilian folklore sites the use of the ancient herb to calm the mind and treat cramps and fatigue.
Primary Chakra Activation: 3rd (solar plexus), 4th (heart)
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Cautions: Avoid contact if suffering from eczema. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.