Pure Therapeutic Lemongrass essential oil, Organically grown
Botanical name : Cymbopogon flexuosa
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / Fresh or partially dried leaves
Aroma : Strong, sweet, fresh, herbaceous, citrus
Note classification : Top Odor Intensity : 3
Key constituents : Geranial 50 - 52%, Neral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 2 years or more if kept in an air tight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Gramineae or Poaceae Lemongrass is a tufted perennial grass with stiff stems which arise from the rhizome rootstock. Cymbopogon flexuosa is native to India, but is now cultivated all over the world.
Regions of Production : Sri Lanka
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.
Properties : Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, tonic (Battaglia, 2003). Antiviral (Schnaubelt, 1998). Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Air disinfectant, digestive stimulant. Useful in the care of sprains, bruises and dislocations, helps relieve muscle cramps. Natural skin tonic, insect repellant. Often used in Asian cooking and in the fragrance industry.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, bath, skin care. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Calming, uplifting, energizing, promotes concentration, focus and logical thinking.
Safety : Reported to be non-toxic, but may be irritating and sensitizing to the skin in some individuals. May make skin sensitive to the sun or cause darkening of the skin when exposed to sunlight. (Battaglia, 2003)
Blends well with : Basil, Bay, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Hyssop, Lavender, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Thyme, Vetiver
History / Fun Facts :
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California
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