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

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

Lemongrass leaves
Lemongrass leaves
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Properties edit

Cymbopogon citratus essential oil.

Digestive edit

Relieves indigestion and stimulates the appetite.

Emotional edit

Soothes stress, nervousness and depression.

Respiratory edit

Alleviates laryngitis.

Skin edit

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

Other uses edit

Repels insects.

Caution edit

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