Lemon Grass essential Oil - Cymbopogon citratus - South Africa
The lemon grass plant thrives in tropical and subtropical regions and is a popular flavouring in Asian cooking. It has been used as a culinary ingredient by the Chinese for thousands of years.
Lemon grass essential oil is extracted from the dried leaves of the plant through a steam distillation process.
Lemon grass oil is often used to reduce pain and inflammation. It mainly relieves pain and inflammation in the muscles and joints, which makes it useful for athletes. It can also be used to relive headaches and toothache.
Being antimicrobial and antibacterial, this oil is perfect for protecting the organ system against infection, or to help fight existing infection. It is also antiseptic, which allows it to treat both internal and external wounds.
For mothers finding difficulty in nursing, lemon grass oil can be a useful galactagogue, increasing milk production.
Lemon grass essential oil helps relieve a variety of nervous disorders, such as shaking hands, Parkinson’s disease and nervousness. It does this by strengthening and stimulating the nervous system.
Apart from the medical benefits this oil offers, it also has a soothing effect on emotions. It acts as a sedative, calming the mind and relieving tension and anxiety. It also acts as an antidepressant, uplifting the spirits.