A grassy herb used both in cooking and herbal medicine. The essential oils is extracted from the leaves and the stalks. The essential oil has a strong earthy lemony fragrance.
Traditionally Lemongrass has been used for the treatment of digestive issues and high blood pressure. The essential oil has been recently used for aromatherapy for anxiety and depression. It has even been found to be an antibacterial in a scientific study where it worked against skin infections, pneumonia, blood infections and serious intestinal infections. Lemongrass is a anti-fungal properties but should be used in a 2.5% solution to be functional. A study in 1996 found that it worked on such fungal infections as athletes foot, ringworm and jock itch. Lemongrass contains the compound citral an anti-inflammatory compound when applied topically. Citral was also found to be a natural pain reliever. A study done in 2017 found that when Lemongrass was applied topically it helped reduce pain.
We love to use this essential oil for both it's wonderful fragrance and its natural pain relieving properties. See our products that contain Lemongrass here!