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Lemongrass essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation of dried lemongrass. As the name implies, lemongrass smells just like lemons, but it is milder, sweeter, and far less sour. Lemongrass has many medicinal properties as well and some of its health benefits are explained below.


  1. Analgesic

Lemongrass Essential Oil helps relieve pain in muscles and joints, as well as toothaches and headaches resulting from viral infections like cough, cold, influenza, fever, and various poxes. It also helps cure general body pain resulting from strenuous activities and athletics.


Massaging with Lemongrass Massage Oil helps to alleviate body aches.


  1. Antidepressant

Lemongrass Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength, and it uplifts spirits and fights depression. As an antidepressant, lemongrass can be systematically administered to patients of acute depression who are undergoing rehabilitation after acute shock.


Inhaling diluted Lemongrass Essential Oil helps to cope up with stress and anxiety.


  1. Antimicrobial and Antibacterial

Lemongrass has antimicrobial properties which makes it an inhibitor of microbial and bacterial growth in the body, both internally and externally. It is also known to be effective in inhibiting bacterial infections in the colon, stomach, urinary tracts, wounds, respiratory system, and other organ systems, while also helping to cure diseases resulting from bacterial or microbial infections such as typhoid, food poisoning, skin diseases, body odor and malaria. 


Using Lemongrass Body Cleanser helps to inhibit any bacterial infection of the skin.


  1. Anti-pyretic

An anti-pyretic is an agent that brings down very high fevers. This is quite similar to a febrifuge but it is effective on very high fevers as well. This oil can bring down a fever when it is beginning to reach dangerous levels. This property of Lemongrass, which comes from its essential oils, is widely known and utilized.


Use Lemongrass Essential Oil to bring down fever.


  1. Antiseptic

The antiseptic properties of this oil do not let the external and internal cuts and wounds become septic. Thus it is used as ingredient of antiseptic lotions and creams.



Lavender and Lemongrass Body Lotion have both fragrance and keep the skin clear of infections and excess oil.


  1. Astringent

An astringent helps the stoppage of blood flow by contraction of the blood vessels. If someone is bleeding profusely, you need to utilize an astringent to speed up clotting of the blood and stop the flow to save his or her life. Lemongrass as an astringent promotes contraction of gums, hair follicles, muscles, skin and blood vessels, thereby preventing loosening and falling out of teeth, hair loss and it reduces the flow of blood through the vessels.


Using Lemongrass Face Wash helps to tighten facial pores that may lead to pimple and acne.


  1. Carminative

Lemongrass Essential Oil can efficiently handle trouble people might have with excess flatulence. It not only helps to remove gas from the intestine, but also stops further gas from forming. Furthermore, it provides the excess gas a safe downward passage by relaxing the muscles in the abdominal region.


Sipping Lemongrass infused tea helps to remove gas and provide relief to intestine.


  1. Deodorant

Lemongrass Oil is far better than many of the synthetic deodorants, that are also non-environment friendly. Sometimes they can also cause skin irritation and can exacerbate certain allergies. Lemongrass oil in a diluted form serves as an efficient deodorant without any side effects and also is environment friendly.


Lemongrass Soap has a deodorizing effect and helps the body to smell fresh for a long time.


  1. Fungicidal and Insecticidal

Lemongrass Oil has good fungicidal properties and may be used to cure fungal infections, both external and internal. It is quite popular as an insect repellant due to its insecticidal properties.


Using Lemongrass infused floor cleaner keep insects away and is environmentally-friendly alternative.


  1. Sedative

Being a sedative is perhaps one of the most important and most appreciated medicinal properties of Lemongrass Oil. It has a great soothing, sedating and calming effects on mind, cures inflammations, itching of skin and it relieves tension and anxiety. This feature can help patients of insomnia as well.


An incense stick that has the invigorating aroma of this Lemongrass helps to relieve tension and anxiety.


It should be avoided during pregnancy, and kept away from the eyes but other than that this is very useful and widely used oil.




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