Lemongrass – (Cymbopogon flexnous) Lemongrass essential oil has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, it inspires and improves mental clarity. Lemongrass also supports the circulatory system and has a score of 17,765 on the antioxidant ORAC scale. Research was published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal regarding the powerful properties of topically applied lemongrass.
It is said that lemongrass helps rejuvenate the mind and has been found to improve mental clarity.
It has also been the subject of research published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal, where it was found to have powerful properties when applied topically to the skin, namely its anti-fungal action.
The Essential Oils Desk Reference, states lemongrass is antifungal, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, regenerates connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, improves circulation and promotes lymph flow.
Therapeutic-grade Lemongrass can kill staph (MRSA). Lemongrass is being used by many with connective tissue problems ranging from torn rotator cuffs, to slap tears, injury to muscles, ligaments and tendons, strengthening muscles around the eye, used as a natural blood thinner, sinus and respiratory complaints, bladder infections, varicose veins, Salmonella, digestive problems and fluid retention.
Recently Israel published a report showing lemongrass effective against cancer cells.
When applied to the skin, some dilution may be necessary (with a fatty oil such as vegetable, almond or coconut) as lemongrass has a tendency to cause what looks like a rash – it really is only enhancing blood flow, but can be unsightly and itch.
How to use Young Living’s Lemongrass essential oil:
For dietary, aromatic, or topical use.
When using as a supplement, put one drop in a capsule or in 4 fl. oz. of rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity.
If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Always dilute before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or spark.
Dilute 1 part lemongrass to 4 parts V6 oil or olive oil.
For oral consumption,, start with 3 drops twice per day and increase as needed.
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Lemongrass is also in Young Living’s luxurious “Lemongrass” shampoo/conditioner, nice!
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