Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from dried lemongrass through the process of steam distillation. The constituents of this oil are Myrcene, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, Neral, Limonene and Citral. Lemongrass oil contains anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a rich source of essential vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folate and Vitamin C.
Benefits and uses of lemongrass Oil:
I’m sure that most of you are unaware of the fact that this delicious thredy grass holds so many advantages inside it.
Relaxes our muscles
Massaging lemongrass oil you’re your muscles help in reducing the tightness and soreness. It brings the relief to you by reducing the inflammation in your muscles. Just add 5-7 drops of lemongrass oil to one ounce of the almond oil and massage on your muscles which you feel affected.
Strengthens your immune system
Lemongrass oil contains lots of essential nutrients which help in boosting your immune system after getting absorbed into your body. This oil can play a very important role in making your system work properly and maintaining a good immune system.
Brings relief to headache
Headaches are often caused due to several reasons such as allergies or hormonal unbalancing which sometimes may become intolerable. Lemongrass essential oil can help you in eliminating the ache. Just drop a few drops of oil on your head and get it massaged properly.
Heals the wounds
Lemongrass oil also possesses healing properties. Add a few drops of lemongrass oil with one-fourth of witch hazel and clean the wound with the mixture.
Removes toxins from the body
The lemongrass oil helps in detoxification of the body. It contains diuretic properties which help in flushing the toxins of the body and reducing the buildup of fluids.
Massaging with lemongrass oil energizes you and reduces the feelings of tiredness and fatigue. Add a few drops of lemongrass oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and massage into your temples. If you apply this method before workout, it gives boost to your energy.
Maintains cholesterol level
Lemongrass oil helps in reducing the level of bad cholesterol in your body. It has been found in a study that animals with high cholesterol were given lemongrass oil and the reduction was observed in their cholesterol level.
Reduces blood pressure
This is good news or people suffering from hypertension, lemongrass oil helps in bringing the high blood pressure on lower lever and also removes the plaque from the arteries which cause heart attack.
Lemongrass oil has been used since ancient times to reduce the body temperature due to its cooling effect and properties. It has been shown from studies that lemongrass infusion is effective in relieving the symptoms of fever.
The lemongrass oil possesses astringent and microbial properties which help in resolving acne. Mix one drop coconut oil in a small quantity of lemongrass oil and dab on the acne and blemishes. Repeat the process twice on daily basis to get the desired results.
Lemongrass oil also helps in curing heartburn. All you need to do is to add several drops of lemongrass oil to organic coconut oil and rub the mixture on your throat and whole chest area. It will bring relief to you.