Lemongrass Essential Oil

Cymbopogon Flexuosus Cochin

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Lemongrass essential oil has a fresh and sharp aroma with woody undertones. Instantly energising, Lemongrass is said to be uplifting and invigorating with the ability to cut through mental clutter and improve your powers of concentration. It is also often used for sports massage to relieve aches and pains, muscular spasms and tension.

Latin Name
Cymbopogon Flexuosus
Family
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Note
Top to Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by steam distillation from the fresh or partly dried leaves.
Constituents
Citral, myrcene, dipentene, methylheptenone, linalol, geraniol, nerol, citronellol, farnesol among others.
Origin
Cochin

This perennial fast growing aromatic grass can grow over a meter in height with long thin leaves.

History

Traditionally used in Indian medicine for infectious illness and fevers, research carried out in India shows that lemongrass also acts as a sedative on the central nervous system. Also a valuable ingredient in perfumes and soaps and insect deterrent.