BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
Used medicinally, Lemongrass Essential Oil’s analgesic properties have been found to relieve muscle and joint pains caused by overexertion of muscles through exercise. It is known to boost energy and to reduce fever as well as headaches caused by viral infections such as the flu. It acts as an antiseptic, making it a beneficial ingredient in lotions and creams that prevent wounds from becoming infected. By alleviating abdominal pain, it can relieve stomach aches and ease spasms in the digestive tract. It works as a detoxifying agent by increasing perspiration, thus promoting the expulsion of bodily toxins through sweating.
Used cosmetically or topically in general, Lemongrass Oil can eliminate or inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria due to its Citral content, which is known to have anti-microbial properties. Lemongrass Oil can reduce inflammation due to its Limonene content, and it can slow down the flow of blood by contracting blood vessels. When used in shampoos, it is believed to prevent hair loss. Lemongrass makes an effective, inexpensive, eco-friendly and long-lasting deodorant.
Due to its ability to reduce fever, Lemongrass earned the name “fever grass” in some cultures that made “fever teas” from Lemongrass leaves.
Lemongrass is most commonly used to relieve digestive issues, reduce bodily aches, pains, and high temperatures, and eliminate harmful bacteria.
The main chemical constituents of Lemongrass Essential Oil are: Myrcene, Citral, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, and Limonene.
Myrcene: Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Anti-biotic, Anti-mutagenic, Sedative
Citral: Anti-viral, Anti-septic, Anti-oxidant,
Citronellal: Anti-fungal, Sedative, Anti-viral, Anti-microbial
Geranyl Acetate: Anti-fungal, Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory
Nerol: Anti-oxidant, Sedative, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-depressant
Geraniol: Anti-oxidant, Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Analgesic
Neral: Apoptotic, Anti-nociceptive, Anti-inflammatory,
Limonene: Anti-oxidant, Digestive aid, Appetite suppressant, Detoxicant