Lemongrass

lemongrass

Lemongrass has a sweeter, more powerful citrus aroma than Lemon. It is an effective pain killer. It has been proven to lower cholesterol. It has been used for soothing aching feet, tired muscles and painful backs. It helps with excessive perspiration and flatulence. Lemongrass’ antifungal properties make it effective aiding athlete’s foot and nail fungus. Many migraine sufferers find it effective. It is considered an antiseptic and astringent useful by some people to cleanse oily skin and help close pores. It can increase mental acuity and help stabilize and balance emotions, especially during times of distress and emotional trauma.

Properties

Antibacterial
Antibiotic
Antiseptic
Antiviral
Astringent
Diuretic
Disinfectant

Application

Apply topically with massage for effective analgesic effects on the back, feet, and large muscles. Also apply direct for antifungal qualities. Lemongrass is certified by the FDA as GRAS and can be taken internally for digestive or stomach issues and for high cholesterol. Add 1-2 drops in ¼ cup of water with agave, honey or on a sugar cube. Add to water (appx 5%-10%) and spritz for excessive perspiration. Diffuse, cup and inhale or use a full body massage for help stabilizing emotional trauma.

Precautions

Can be a skin irritant over time. Use with care during pregnancy.