Lemongrass Essential Oil offers a whole host of benefits for your health. It is an anti-fungal, anti-septic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and is also used as an anti-depressant. It’s becoming a popular tool in aromatherapy to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. If I need a mood boost, I'll pop a couple of drops in my diffuser and I can feel my mood and motivation pick up instantly.
Spiritual Properties: Balance, Calm, Uplifting.
Magical Properties: Love, Psychic, Repels.
Planetary Ascociation: Mercury
Lemongrass Essential Oil is one of the Angelic Fragrances.
Lemongrass Essential Oil is cleansing for the physical that impedes the spiritual. For times when the emotions are embedded in misery and unable to escape from it, and in need of help to overcome it.
Lemongrass Essential Oil brings calm and helps center one with the simplicity of forgiving; ourselves and others. It teaches us the balance of “Forgive and Forget”. Once we realise that we are who we are and all choices have been made by us, the Divine will uplift the spirit to see that freedom of choice is only one of the many gifts he has given unto us.
Magically, Lemongrass Essential Oil is widely used in love potions and in love sachets, can aid in developing psychic powers.
Lemongrass is used as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection, it's effective against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria including those that cause skin infections, pneumonia, blood infections, and serious intestinal infections.
The anti-fungal properties work well because Lemongrass Essential Oil is an effective deterrent against four types of fungi. One of those fungi causes athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch. For it to be effective, at least 2.5 percent of the applied solution must be lemongrass oil.
Chronic inflammation is thought to cause many health problems. These include arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Lemongrass contains citral, an anti-inflammatory compound which demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects when applied topically.
Antioxidants help your body fight off free radicals that damage cells, Lemongrass Essential Oil helps hunt free radicals. Lemongrass oil mouthwash showed strong antioxidant abilities showing it’s a potential complementary therapy for non-surgical dental procedures and gingivitis.
It may help relieve headaches and migraines, because of a compound in lemongrass called eugenol which has similar abilities to aspirin. Eugenol is thought to prevent blood platelets from clumping together. It also releases serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that regulates mood, sleep, appetite, and cognitive functions.
The citral in lemongrass essential oil may help ease pain as it relieves inflammation. According to a 2017 study on people with rheumatoid arthritis, topical lemongrass oil decreased their arthritis pain. On average, pain levels were gradually reduced from 80 to 50 percent within 30 days.
To use lemongrass in aromatherapy, add up to 12 drops of essential oil to 1 teaspoon carrier oil such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil. Mix into a warm bath or massage into your skin. Never apply Lemongrass Essential Oil directly to your skin. You can also inhale lemongrass oil directly. Add a few drops to a cotton ball or handkerchief and breathe in the aroma. Some people massage the diluted essential oil into their temples to help relieve headaches.
Lemongrass Essential Oil is highly concentrated, it is generally safe as long as it is used in small quantities. Undiluted lemongrass can burn and injure your skin due to its high citral content, so always mix it with a carrier oil if you are using it on your skin. Some people may have side effects from lemongrass and may cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation when used topically as with all essential oils so use with care.
Essential oils may be toxic when ingested. You shouldn’t ingest lemongrass Essential Oil. If you wish to use Lemongrass internally make a lemongrass tea by adding a few stalks of fresh lemongrass, or a few fresh or dried lemongrass leaves to 2 cups boiling water, steep for several minutes, strain and enjoy. Drink Lemongrass herbal tea for nausea, digestive problems, help reduce cholesterol, diarrhea, blood sugar and lipids as it lowers blood sugar levels. Lemongrass, in its plant-form, is generally safe to use in food and beverages.