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Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Nature’s Ingredient Benefit (NIB) Spotlight this month is focused on Lemongrass Essential Oil (LEO).

Lemongrass Essential Oil

[Cymbopogon citratus]


Lemongrass is a fast-growing aromatic perennial grass native to tropical Asia.  Although native to the Asian continent, most of the oil is produced in Guatemala. The grass grows in dense clumps and has several stiff stems and slender blade-like leaves which droop towards the tips.  The stalks (leaf bases) of the plant are commonly used to flavor dishes in Southeast Asian cooking. The heart of young shoots may be cooked and consumed as a vegetable. The tougher leaves are used to flavor dishes but are typically removed before serving. Leaves may also be used to make lemongrass tea. The essential oil extracted from the leaves is commonly used in insect repellents, perfumes and soaps.


Analgesic, antidepressant, antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal and more!


Uplifting and slightly cooling, some regard it as a “wake-up” essence while others find it relaxing, reduces emotional distress, eases muscular aches and pains, eases depression, nervous tension and stress-related disorders; topical antiseptic and antibacterial.


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Written by Lisa Scheerer, CEO and Creative Alchemist of Not The Same dba Alise Body Care
November 1, 2019

Photo via Medical News Today

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