Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. It comes from the Poaceae or Gramineae family of grasses.
Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, it inspires and improves mental clarity. Lemongrass also supports the circulatory system* and has a score of 17,765 on the antioxidant ORAC scale.
Due to it’s high citral content, its fresh, clean scent is popular in household cleaning products such as detergents, room fresheners and insecticides as well as deodorants, soaps, cosmetics, shampoos and skin lotions.
Researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev discovered last year that the citral in lemon grass kills cancer cells in vitro, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. For more info read: Fresh Lemon Grass Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct
Action: Lemongrass supports digestion, tones and helps regenerate connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, strengthens vascular walls, promotes lymph flow, and is anti-inflammatory and sedative. It may also help improve circulation, eyesight, combat headaches, infections, respiratory problems, sore throats and fluid retantion and aids in tissue regeneration.*
The Phytotherapy Research Journal recently published research regarding the powerful anti-fungal properties of topically applied lemongrass.
How to use: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, put one drop in a capsule or in 4 fl. oz. of soy or rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or spark.
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* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Item No. 3581, 15 ml – Lemongrass Essential Oil