Lemongrass


Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Country: India
Parts Used: Leaves/Steam distillation
Biochemical Class: Aldehyde
Fragrance: Strong, lemony, herby
Perfume Note: Top - Middle
Characteristics: Invigorating, clearing
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial (wide ranging), antioxidant, antipyrectic, antiseptic (airborne), astringent, carminative, deodorant, febrifuge, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative (boosts parasympathetic NS), tonic (digestive)
Indications/Uses
Cardio-Vascular: Poor circulation, excess bleeding
Digestive: Colitis, indigestion, gastroenteritis, intestinal infections/parasites
Endocrine: Impaired thymus/spleen function
Genito-Urinary: Scanty menstruation, insufficient breast milk production
Immune: Sluggish/toxic lymphatics, fevers, infectious diseases
Integumentary: Acne, decubitus ulcers, athlete?s foot, parasites, excessive perspiration, enlarged pores, slack connective tissue, oily skin/hair
Muscular-Skeletal: Arthritis, pain from over use of muscles
Nervous: Headaches, stress, nervous exhaustion
Respiratory:
Emotional: Irritability, lack of concentration, morning fatigue
Chakra: Solar plexus #3
Usage Notes
Method of Use: Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, spritz
Cautions: Avoid with prostatic hyperplasia (hormone like), hypersensitive/ diseased/damaged skin, children under 2 years of age

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