Lemongrass is a popular ingredient in savory foods, and its medicinal use is sometimes overlooked completely. Sourced from humble tropical grass, lemongrass essential oil has a fresh, enticing fragrance that revitalizes mind and body. It is useful for a surprising number of applications, ranging from repelling ticks, fleas, and other insects to helping injured ligaments heal faster.
Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits. Diffuse it for aromatherapy benefits. Massage the diluted oil or use with compress in case of muscle pain and stiffness.
Lemongrass essential oil can be a dermal irritant for sensitive individuals. Conduct a patch test before use. Those with estrogen-dependent cancer should avoid lemongrass essential oil. Not safe for children under 6.
FIGHT INFECTION WITH LEMONGRASS:
According to a study published in the November 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Microbiology, lemongrass essential oil exhibits a high level of antimicrobial activity. This natural remedy is so powerful that it is able to combat antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (staph).