HistoryTraditional Indian medicine has used Lemongrass Essential Oil to treat infectious illness and fever. Modern research carried out in India shows that it may also act as a sedative on the central nervous system.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Grass/ Leaves
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Contra-indication: Avoid using during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
Lemongrass Cymbopogon, also known as lemongrass, is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and Tropical Island plants in the grass family. Lemongrass oil has a lot of health benefits; relieves muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduces body aches, and internally to help our digestive system. The major constituents of lemongrass oil are myrcene, geranyl acetate, nerol, citronellal, geraniol, neral, and traces of lime and citrate. Anti-inflammatory and antifungal activities In a study evaluating the anti-inflammatory and antifungal activities of lemongrass essential oil. The study showed that the essential oil of lemongrass has a noteworthy potential for the development of drugs for the treatment of fungal infections and skin inflammation. Anxiolytic effects In a study carried out to evaluate the potential anxiolytic effect of lemongrass aroma in healthy volunteers submitted to an anxiogenic situation. The study included 40 healthy male who volunteered and was divided into four different groups. Psychological parameters (state anxiety, subjective tension, tranquilization, and sedation) and physiologic parameters (heart rate and gastrocnemius electromyogram activity) were evaluated before and after the experiment. The lemongrass was effective in alleviating anxiety in the experimental group compared to the control group. Repellent activity In a study aimed to assess the effectiveness of plant-based repellents against Anopheles mosquitoes. All studies since 2018 were systematically searched through PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and Google relevant to mosquito repellent were included in the study with 62 trials in total. The study showed that lemongrass is an effective repellent against Anopheles mosquitoes Antibacterial and antifungal activities In a study that evaluates the chemical properties of lemongrass essential oil, the study showed that the lemongrass essential oil exhibited a spectrum of biological activities. Also, the lemongrass essential oils showed a high antibacterial and remarkable antifungal activity, which make the lemongrass oil a potential food preservative. Cytotoxic effect In a study carried out to evaluate the cytotoxic effect of lemongrass on various lung cancer cells, the results showed that essential oil of lemongrass exhibited cytotoxicity in the tested cells and induced apoptosis and cycle arrest in A549 cells. Pain relievers In a study carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of lemongrass on pain, thirty participants were included and asked to apply a certain amount of lemongrass oil on their body daily, consequently, for about 30 days. The level of pain was assessed daily, and the study showed that lemongrass oil has a significant effect on reducing body pain. References Vaishnavi, D,B., Gayatri, R.D., Jothi, P.A., 2018. Effect of lemongrass oil on body pain. Drug Invention Today;10:10 https://jprsolutions.info/files/final-file-5b8cb8b3a208d2.53865671.pdf Majewska E, Kozłowska M, Gruczyńska-Sękowska E, Kowalska D, Tarnowska K. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Essential Oil: Extraction, Composition, Bioactivity and Uses for Food Preservation – a Review. Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences. 2019;69(4):327-341. doi:10.31883/pjfns/113152. http://journal.pan.olsztyn.pl/Lemongrass-Cymbopogon-citratus-Essential-Oil-Extraction-Composition-Bioactivity-and,113152,0,2.html Duong Thu Trang, Thi Kim Van Hoang, Thi Thu Minh Nguyen, Pham Van Cuong, Nguyen Hai Dang, Hong Duyen Dang, Trung Nguyen Quang, Nguyen Tien Dat, "Essential Oils of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf) Induces Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Arrest in A549 Lung Cancer Cells", BioMed Research International, vol. 2020, Article ID 5924856, 8 pages, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5924856 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2020/5924856/ Boukhatem MN, Ferhat MA, Kameli A, Saidi F, Kebir HT. Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil as a potent anti-inflammatory and antifungal drugs. Libyan J Med. 2014;9:25431. Published 2014 Sep 19. doi:10.3402/ljm.v9.25431 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4170112/ Costa, T.G., Carvalho, F.U., Almeida-Souza,T.H., Barreto, P.A., and Teixeira-Silva, F., 2015. Effect of Lemongrass Aroma on Experimental Anxiety in Humans.The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2015 21:12, 766-773 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2015.0099 Asadollahi, A., Khoobdel, M., Zahraei-Ramazani, A. et al. Effectiveness of plant-based repellents against different Anopheles species: a systematic review. Malar J 18, 436 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-3064-8 https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-019-3064-8