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Lemongrass oil is fresh smelling oil that is extracted from Cymbopogan citrates of the poaceae family. It is very beneficial for fighting jet lag as well as keeping the family pets away from fleas and ticks.
Lemongrass Oil Description
- General Name:
- Lemongrass Oil
- Botanical Name:
- Cymbopogon flexuosus
- Method of Extraction:
- Steam Distillation
- Part Of Plant Used:
- Dried leaves
- It is originated from perennial grass that is aromatic and about 1 meter in length. It has long and thin leaves. This grass was growing wild in India. Choomana poolu is the commonly referred name of this oil in India.
- If you have sensitive skin then, don’t use this oil. It should also be avoided by pregnant ladies as it is a skin irritant.
- Blends Well With:
- It perfectly blends with basil, cedarwood, coriander, geranium, jasmine, lavender and tea tree.
- Lemongrass oil has lemony sweet smell.
- Chemical composition::
- Lemongrass oil has the chemical composition of myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral and traces of limonene and citral.
- It is highly recommended in Ayurvedic medicines and helps in treating infectious diseases.
- Therapeutic properties::
- It is has therapeutic properties such as analgesic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-depressant, astringent, bactericidal, fungicidal, etc.