Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is distinguished by its distinctive citrus scent. Extracted from the lemongrass tree- a grassy plant found in tropical areas, lemongrass essential oil is considered extremely effective in curing a wide array of conditions and diseases. Owing to its remedial and antibacterial properties, it can heal wounds and prevent skin infections.

A study by B. Wannisorn, S. Jarikesam, and T. Soontorntanasart in 1996 centered on the antifungal properties of lemongrass essential oil says that it can deter all 4 types of fungi quite easily. Lemongrass also finds a mention in Ayurveda as ‘Bhutrin’. Cool in effect (Virya) and pungent (Rasa), lemongrass is believed to cure Kapha, Pitta, and Vata doshas.

It must not be taken in excess as it would increase Vata.

Benefits & applications:
– Used in aromatherapy to relieve depression, stress and anxiety.
– Cures digestive problems and high blood pressure.
– Helps get rid of blood infections.
– Cures severe intestinal infections.
– It can be applied on the skin in combination with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil to relieve pain and swelling.

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