Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass (or Indian verbena) is a large perennial herb of the Poaceae family, widespread in tropical Asia.

  • Bath

  • Skin application

  • Oral route

  • Respiratory route

Lemongrass essential oil must be diluted (5%) before being applied to the skin.

Do not use:
in pregnant or breastfeeding women,
in children under 7,
in the person allergic to any of the components (neral, geranial, citronellol, geraniol, limonene, linalool),
in asthmatics without the advice of an allergist,
in the epileptic people or people having a history of convulsive disorders.

Sleep disorders (from 12 years old)
Take 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil + 2 drops of sweet almond oil on a neutral tablet, at dinner and at bedtime for 2 weeks. In addition, breathe 3 to 4 drops of lemongrass essential oil (on a handkerchief) for about 20 minutes at bedtime.

Imbalance of the nervous system
Take 3 times a day, 5 days a week for 3 weeks, 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil + 2 drops of St. John's wort plant oil or sweet almond on a neutral tablet.

Heavy and swollen legs
Massage the legs (bottom to top) with 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of lemon's plant oil and 1 teaspoon of macadamia's plant oil, twice a day, for 8 to 10 days.

Always seek advise from your pharmacist or GP.

The leaves of lemongrass give off a strongly lemony scent when crumpled: this is the reason why lemongrass owes its other name of "indian verbena", although it has nothing to do with verbena.

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