Essential Oil of Lemongrass has a lemony sweet smell is dark yellow in colour is extracted by steaming or distilling dried or fresh lemon grass.
Lemongrass is a quick growing sweet grass with long thin leaves and originally grown wild in India.
Essential oil usually obtained by distillation are used in perfumes cosmetics flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and cleaning products.
An Essential oil is also known as volatile or ethereal oil or as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted
Interest in essential oils has grown with the popularity of aromatherapy
Lemon grass essential oil can also be used as a preservative
Essential Oil of lemon grass can revitalize the body and relieve the symptoms of jetlag and combat nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.It is an overall tonic for the body it boosts the nervous system which can be helpful when recovering from illness.
Essential oil of lemongrass is useful with respiratory infections sore throats colitis indigestion and gastro-enteritis.Lemongrass essential oil helps tone the muscles and relieves muscle pains by making the muscle more supple. It helps with correcting poor circulation and as an insect repellant. It helps to keep pets clean of fleas, ticks and lice.
The essential oil is also used for clearing up oily skin and acne, as well as athlete’s foot. It alleviates excessive perspiration.
Essential oil of lemon grass blends well with bergamot, orange, lime, geranium, lavender, rosewood, eucalyptus, juniper, neroli, rosemary, tea tree, palmarosa, pine and jasmine essential oil.
Lemongrass essential oil can be used in massage to relieve stress and help with depression.Dilute a few drops of the essential oil and massage onto the skin for a refreshing and soothing massage. This essential oil will also help with muscular aches and pains.
As well as essential oil lemon grass can also be used in cooking and is often an ingredient in thai food You can use lemongrass whole, sliced or ground to a paste.
Fresh lemon grass stalks should be firm and with no bruising. If it feels light it has probably have dried out too much.
Essential oil can be very helpful but of course you should always follow the correct procedures before treating yourself for any medical or psychiatric condition always consult your doctor or medical professional first.