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 preferred 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 daily activities. In the Body-Feedback system, the feelings associated with large intestine meridian include feeling burdened, stuck, or blocked, and having difficulties letting go. The cleansing properties of this oil support the releasing of unwanted emotions. Start your day on a positive note with the refreshing and uplifting aroma of lemongrass.*
Lemongrass’s ability to deter insects can also help to keep pesky people away. Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place in your desk at work and watch how your interactions with coworkers improve. You can leave off the top of the bottle and place it just inside your front door and it will slowly diffuse over a few months time.*
*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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:
A study shows that lemongrass exhibited the most effective antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activity when compared to five other essential oils in the study
The study illustrates lemongrass essential oil holds potential in the treatment of oral and vaginal candidiasis
A study concludes that 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.
A study demonstrates that lemongrass essential oil can be used to manage aflatoxin and fungal growth in stored rice
A study shows that lemongrass essential oil is a promising anti-parasitic agent