Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Lemongrass

Lemongrass leaves
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass oil comes from the leaves of the Cymbopogon citratus plant. It has a sweet citrus scent. It has an antidepressant and diuretic effect.

PropertiesEdit

 
Cymbopogon citratus essential oil.

DigestiveEdit

Relieves indigestion and stimulates the appetite.

EmotionalEdit

Soothes stress, nervousness and depression.

RespiratoryEdit

Alleviates laryngitis.

SkinEdit

Improves oily skin and fights athlete's foot. Reduces excessive perspiration.

Other usesEdit

Repels insects.

CautionEdit

  • Lemongrass oil may irritate sensitive skin. May provoke Asthma attack in Ashmatic patients.