How to Use Lemongrass Essential Oil

Physical benefits of lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil, best known as an active ingredient in natural bug sprays, boasts an impressive variety of uses including supporting healthy connective tissue, digestive flora, detoxification, and more.*

Remember lemongrass for ligaments and your body will thank you. Lemongrass essential oil supports healthy connective tissue and has an affinity for targeting ligaments, which are your bone to bone connections commonly found in the ankles, feet, wrists, and knees.*

Lemongrass supports healthy flora balance throughout the body and particularly in the colon or large intestine. The lower sinuses or nasal passages are part of the large intestine meridian and can be irritated by common allergies along with mold and fungal sensitivities.*

Lemongrass oil is high in phenols, a chemical constituent that cleanses cellular receptor sites. Adding small amounts of this essential oil to your blends can aid the normal detoxification process. However, these same properties easily irritate the skin if used undiluted for too long or if you have sensitive skin. Applying this oil to the soles of the feet or diffusing a few drops is the preferential way to use this oil. Always check with your essential oil manufacturer for acceptable application methods.*

Emotional benefits of lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil can help you find the sweetness in everyday life and focus on feeling satisfied with everyday activities. The cleansing properties of this oil supports the release of unwanted emotions. In the Body-Feedback system, the large intestine meridian is associated with feeling burdened, stuck, or blocked, and having difficulties letting go. The cleansing properties of this oil supports the releasing of unwanted emotions. Start your day on a positive note with the refreshing and uplifting aroma of lemongrass.*

Test lemongrass essential oil to any of the following Body-Feedback areas:

  • Lung meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Large intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Stomach meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Spleen meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Heart meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Small intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Urinary bladder meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Kidney meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Pericardium meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Triple burner meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Gallbladder meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Liver meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Governing vessel Body-Feedback areas
  • Conception vessel Body-Feedback areas
  • Master Body-Feedback areas

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA. The FDA regards Lemongrass Essential Oil as generally safe for human consumption.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Lemongrass essential oil research articles:

Study shows that lemongrass exhibited the most effective antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activity when compared to five other essential oils in study

Adukwu, EC, SC Allen, and CA Phillips. “The Anti-biofilm Activity of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) and Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) Essential Oils against Five Strains of Staphylococcus Aureus.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 21 Aug. 2012. Web. 25 July 2016.

 

Study illustrates lemongrass essential oil holds potential in treatment of oral and vaginal candidiasis

Abe, S., Y. Sato, S. Inoue, H. Ishibashi, N. Maruyama, T. Takizawa, H. Oshima, and H. Yamaguchi. “Anti-Candida Albicans Activity of Essential Oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus) Oil and Its Component, Citraers.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 31 Dec. 2003. Web. 25 July 2016.

 

Study concludes mouth rinse containing lemongrass, thyme, and rosemary essential oils following dental scaling and root planing has a positive effect on clinical variables including probing depth, attachment level, bleeding on probing, and bacterial levels in the subgingival biofilm.

Azad MF, Schwiertz A, Jentsch HF. Adjunctive use of essential oils following scaling and root planing -a randomized clinical trial. BMC  Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jun 7;16:171. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1117-x. PubMed PMID: 27266517; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4897933.

 

Study demonstrates lemongrass essential oil can be used to manage aflatoxin and fungal growth in stored rice

Paranagama, PA, KH Abeysekera, K. Abeywickrama, and L. Nugaliyadde. “Fungicidal and Anti-aflatoxigenic Effects of the Essential Oil of Cymbopogon Citratus (DC.) Stapf. (lemongrass) against Aspergillus Flavus Link. Isolated from Stored Rice.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 31 Dec. 2003. Web. 25 July 2016.

 

Study shows lemongrass essential oil is a promising anti-parasitic agent

Adukwu, EC, SC Allen, and CA Phillips. “The Anti-biofilm Activity of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) and Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) Essential Oils against Five Strains of Staphylococcus Aureus.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 21 Aug. 2012. Web. 25 July 2016.