Essential Oils A-Z
- Antidepressant Helps lift low moods
- Febrifuge Reduces fever
- Antifungal Prevents or fights fungus
- Astringent Contracts and tightens tissues, especially skin
- Tonic Especially of the spleen
- Stimulant Stimulates a particular system or the whole body
- Uplifting Helps positive thinking, lifts the emotions
- Analgesic Painkilling effect
Skin ďż˝ tonifies open pores, good for acne and oily skin, a useful insect repellent. Skeletal ďż˝ useful for aching joints, gout and rheumatism Muscular ďż˝ tonifies aching muscles, good for tired legs and veins, relieves muscle fatigue and useful for sports injuries. Nervous ďż˝ stimulates, revives and energises the emotions and relieves stress related conditions and nervous exhaustion. Digestive ďż˝ stimulates appetite, relieves indigestion and gastroenteritis. Respiratory ďż˝ antiseptic effect on infections, sore throats and laryngitis. Immune system ďż˝ reduces fever
There are over 50 species of the plant. A pungent, earthy aroma the leaves of the grass both fresh and part-dried are used to make the oil which is extracted by steam distillation. Lemongrass is mostly grown in Asia, the West Indies and East India
A blend for a pulse point perfume 1 drop of Lemongrass 1 drop of Geranium In a little dish mix the oils and anoint your pulse points, dilute with a few drops of carrier oil ďż˝ and always remember to patch test first.
Lemongrass is drunk as a tea in many countries and an infusion is made by pouring boiling water on fresh or dried leaves and is one of the most widely used traditional plants in South American folk medicine. In Chinese medicine, lemongrass is used in the treatment of headaches, stomach aches, abdominal pain and rheumatic pain. It is an important part of Southeast Asian cuisine, especially as flavouring in Thai food. A lovely refreshing, cooling an uplifting scent.
May be a skin irritant and irritating to mucous membranes, use in low doses Anyone with damaged or very sensitive skin should avoid Do not use on children under two years old Avoid use during pregnancy or breast feeding