Lemongrass Herb Uses
Lemongrass is an herb that is used all over the globe for its medicinal and culinary uses. You can identify lemongrass by it's long and slender blade-like leaves connected to a magenta and white stem. Lemongrass has a fragrance of earthy undertones, with a citrus scent that closely resembles the smell of lemons. In herbal form, lemongrass can either be used fresh, powdered or dried and added as a flavoring to curries and soups. Herbal Lemongrass can be found in many beverages, including tea. The herbal compounds of lemongrass in tea can heal various illnesses, from gastric problems to fevers, and even cancer.
You can add lemongrass essential oil to water and use it as a mist, or you can add it to a vaporizer or diffuser. The compounds that form lemongrass essential oil are known to have insecticidal, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. You can use lemongrass essential oil as a fragrance for cosmetics, soaps, and homemade deodorizers. There are also a few different ways to use lemongrass essential oils, including topical, and internal applications.
Lemongrass is a source of essential vitamins including vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin C, and folate. It also provides essential minerals such as phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, zinc, iron, and calcium.
The most common lemongrass essential oil benefits include:
- Headache relief - The soothing and calming effects of lemongrass oil has the power to ease the pain, tension, or pressure that can cause headaches.
- Drives away stress and depression - Lemongrass Oil boosts confidence, self-esteem, reduces anxiety, and fights depression.
- Eases menstrual cramps - Lemongrass can help you relax and relieves pain associated with menstrual cramping.
- Alleviates joint and muscle pain - Lemongrass Essential Oil helps relieve pain in joints and muscles, as well as arthritis.
- Relieves ailments - This essential oil is one of the best for treating illnesses, as it possesses anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties.
Precautions Of Essential Oil
You should always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil prior to applying them on your skin. Preferably 3-5 drops of essential oils per teaspoon of carrier oil. Essential oils should never be used undiluted on the skin. Before using the essential oil topically, we recommend skin patch testing your oils first to determine if you have a sensitivity to essential oils. Always test for skin sensitivity before extensive use. Applying any essential oil to larger regions of the body may lead to skin sensitization.