Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Lemongrass

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Lemongrass leaves
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass oil comes from the leaves of the Cymbopogon citratus plant. It has a sweet citrus scent. It has an antidepressant and diuretic effect.

Properties[edit| edit source]

Cymbopogon citratus essential oil.

Digestive[edit| edit source]

Relieves indigestion and stimulates the appetite.

Emotional[edit| edit source]

Soothes stress, nervousness and depression.

Respiratory[edit| edit source]

Alleviates laryngitis.

Skin[edit| edit source]

Improves oily skin and fights athlete's foot. Reduces excessive perspiration.

Other uses[edit| edit source]

Repels insects.

Caution[edit| edit source]

  • Lemongrass oil may irritate sensitive skin. May provoke Asthma attack in Ashmatic patients.