The benefits of lemongrass may support healthy digestive system. Lemongrass essential oil supports overall well-being.
My favorite oil blends that contain lemongrass are Purification and Ortho Sport Massage Oil. I use them both every day.
My favorite oil blends that contain lemongrass are Purification and Ortho Sport Massage Oil. I use them both every day. Purification for distracting insects and Ortho Sport for supporting muscle discomfort after exercise.
Read below on more benefits of lemongrass. And how to use lemongrass oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips and oil trivia! As I receive new tips, they will be added to the page, so check back often!
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What is the Genus Species? Cymbopagon flexuosus
Why is this information important? There are over 50 different species of Lemongrass as well as several different chemotypes.
Many of the species are not suitable for internal. So always make sure that you purchase essential oil through both the common name and the genus species!
A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry.
Where is the name derived from? The oil of lemongrass smells like a lemon and therefore the grass was given the name Lemongrass!
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Herbs/Leaves
What is the ORAC Value? 1,780 µTE/100g
Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,260; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine lemongrass has been used for thousands of years?
What are the Plant Properties? Stimulating and purifying.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Lemongrass? May support healthy digestive system
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its pungent and earthy aroma heightens psychic awareness, and purifies the mind.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Lemongrass releases resentment, regret from the “should of” statements and pessimism by transforming these negative energies into positive energies. It allows the left brain to see options, so once the negative energies are released, optimism, courage and hope prevails.
Lemongrass also protects our auric field from electromagnetic energy (TV, computers, radio). So it would be a good one to wear at the airport when are bodies are bombarded with these energies!
What Chakra is Affected? Solar plexus chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 20:80 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,
Can this oil be used for Animals? Yes
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting results!
One of the benefits of lemongrass oil is that it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). However this oil can cause extreme skin irritation therefore, dilution is highly recommended. Children under 18 month of age should not use this oil.
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
f pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that lemongrass essential oil contains 67% aldehydes? Aldehydes give oils some of the best fragrances known to the perfume and cologne industry! Chanel No 5 is a blend of synthetically made aldehydes.
Did you know that Citronella and Palmarosa are also in the same family as lemongrass? While they have different therapeutic purposes, they do share some plant properties. Can you tell which ones?
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