Lemongrass essential oil has many health benefits such as tonic, sedative, insecticidal, nervine, galactologogue, fungicidial, febrifuge, diuretic, deodorant, carminative, bactericidial, astringent, antiseptic, antipyretic, antimicrobial, antidepressant and alangesic substance. This kind of essential oil is extracted through a process of steam distillation of dried lemongrass. The Andropogon Citratus or Cymbopogon Citratus are the scientific names for lemongrass. The main constituents of the lemongrass essential oil are Citral, Limonene, Neral, Geranoil, Geranyl Acetate, Citronellal and Myrcene. It smells like lemons, but it is sweeter, milder and far less sour. This grass is used in many deserts, beverages and many other culinary creations where it is used as flavoring agent when you cannot find a fresh lemon in your markets. This essential oil can irritate your skin and it can lead to other types of irritations. You should keep it away from your eyes and avoid it during the pregnancy. It can help to cure digestive problems, fungal infections and cellulite and it will reduce the excessive perspiration.
Tonic: It boosts your health and it tones up too. It can boost your immune system and strengthen it. This essential oil facilitates absorption of nutrients into the body and tones up all the systems functioning in your body such as excretory system, nervous system, digestive system and respiratory system.
Sedative: It has calming, sedating and soothing effects on your mind. It relieves anxiety and tension and cures the itching and inflammations of your skin. Also people who suffer from insomnia can use lemongrass essential oil as their natural treatment.
Nervine: This is a tonic for your nerves and all your body. It helps cure many nervous disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, vertigo, nervousness, shaking hands or limbs and a lack of reflexes, sluggishness and convulsions. It stimulates the nerves throughout your body and strengthens them.
Insecticidal: It has insecticidal properties which is a reason why it is popular as insect repellant. It kills insects and keeps them away from you. But there should be done lot more studies about this topic to be sure about this property.
Galactogogue: This is an agent or a substance which increases the formation of milk in your breasts. Also it will enhance the quality of this milk. This is very helpful for lactating mothers and babies who need this kind of milk for their lives. Also this oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which are absorbed in the milk. This means that babies will avoid infections.
Fungicidal: It can be used to cure internal and external fungal infections.
Febrifuge: This property of the lemongrass essential oil means that it will fight against the infections that are a reason for fever and it will bring down the fever because it will increase the perspiration which will induce the sweating out of toxins.
Diuretic: It can increase the urination in its quantity and frequency. When someone urinates, then it loses fats from the body because we know that four percent of the urine is composed of fats. It will promote digestion and inhibit the formation of excess gas. It will reduce swelling and remove the excess water from your body. It can reduce your blood pressure because it can remove the toxins from your body. This is a reason why many pharmaceutical medications for lowering blood pressure are inducing frequent urination. Also it will help you to clean your kidneys.
Deodorant: Lemongrass oil is better choice as deodorant because it is in diluted form and it is very efficient without causing any side effect. Also it is herbal which means that will not cause any side effect of your environment.
Carminative: People who have excess flatulence should use lemongrass essential oil. It will remove the gas from your intestines and also it will stop the further formation of gas. It will relax the muscles in your abdominal region which means that it will provide the excess gas a safe downward passage.