20ml Pure Undiluted Lemongrass Essential oil

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20ml Pure Lemongrass Essential oil

Health Benefits Of Lemongrass Oil

The health benefits of lemon Grass oil include the following:

Headaches & Migraines: Lemongrass may relieve pain caused by headaches and migraine. The researchers believe that a compound in lemongrass called eugenol has similar abilities to aspirin. Eugenol is thought to prevent blood platelets from clumping together. It also releases serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that regulates mood, sleep, appetite, and cognitive functions.

Antibacterial Properties: Lemongrass is used as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection. lemongrass essential oil was effective against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria, including those that cause:

  • Skin infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Blood infections
  • Intestinal infections

Stress & Anxiety: High blood pressure is a common side effect of stress. Many studies have shown that aromatherapy eases stress and anxiety. Combining aromatherapy with massage may bring greater benefits.

Antifungal properties: Fungi are organisms like yeast and mold. According to a study from 1996,  lemongrass oil was an effective deterrent against four types of fungi. One type causes athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch.

Pain reliever: The citral in lemongrass essential oil may help ease pain as it relieves inflammation. According to a 2017 study on people with rheumatoid arthritis, topical lemongrass oil decreased their arthritis pain. On average, pain levels were gradually reduced from 80 to 50 percent within 30 days.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Lemongrass contains citral, an anti-inflammatory. 

Antioxidant Properties: Antioxidants help your body fight off free radicals that damage cells. Research has shown that lemongrass essential oil helps hunt free radicals.

Blood Sugar & Lipid Regulator: Lemongrass oil may help reduce blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a 2007 study on rats. For the study, the rats were treated with a daily oral dose of 125 to 500 milligrams of lemongrass oil for 42 days.

May assist in preventing gastric ulcers/ relieve nausea: According to a 2012 study on mice, lemongrass essential oil helped prevent gastric ulcers, a common cause of stomach pain. Lemongrass is also a common ingredient in herbal teas and supplements for nausea. Although most herbal products use dried lemongrass leaves, using the essential oil for aromatherapy may provide similar benefits.

The main chemical constituents of Lemongrass Essential Oil are: Myrcene, Citral, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, and Limonene.
 Myrcene

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-biotic
  • Anti-mutagenic
  • Sedative

Citral

  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-oxidant

Citronellal

  • Anti-fungal
  • Sedative
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-microbial

Geranyl Acetate

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-inflammatory

Nerol

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Sedative
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-depressant

Geraniol

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-septic
  • Analgesic

Neral

  • Apoptotic
  • Anti-nociceptive
  • Anti-inflammatory

Limonene

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Digestive
  • Appetite suppressant
  • Detoxicant

 

Word of Caution: 

When taken by mouth: Lemongrass is commonly consumed in foods. Lemongrass essential oil and dried leaves are possibly safe when used as medicine, short-term.

When applied to the skin: Lemongrass essential oil is possibly safe when used short-term. Some people might develop a rash or skin irritation.

When inhaled: Lemongrass essential oil is possibly safe when used in aromatherapy.

Pregnancy: Lemongrass is likely unsafe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. Lemongrass can stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, which might cause a miscarriage. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.