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Lemongrass - The Mockingbird Apothecary & General Store

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

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Lemongrass essential oil is well known for its effectiveness in relieving sore muscles, cramps and muscle spasms. It is an excellent oil to use during pregnancy as it provides necessary iron and folates and can prevent anemia.

Additionally, its benefits include supporting healthy cholesterol levels, cleansing & flushing harmful toxic wastes out of the body, treating constipation, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, nausea & stomach aches and calming muscles & nerves to induce deep sleep

Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Gramineae (grasses); India; Steam distilled from leaves

Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, insect repellent, revitalizer, sedative, tonic and vasodilator

Body Systems Affected: Immune system, muscles and bones

Aromatic Influence: Lemongrass oil promotes psychic awareness and purification

Other Possible Uses: This oil may help improve circulation, improve digestion, improve eyesight, fevers, flatulence, headaches, clear infections, repair ligaments, wake up the lymphatic system, get the oxygen flowing, purification, respiratory problems, sore throats, tissue regeneration, and water retention 

Historical Uses: Lemongrass has been used for infectious illnesses and fever, an insecticide, and as a sedative to the central nervous system

French Medicinal Uses: Bladder infection (cystitis), connective tissue (regenerates), digestive system, edema, fluid retention, kidney disorders, lymphatic drainage, parasympathetic nervous system (regulates), varicose veins, vascular walls (strengthens)

Blends With: basil, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, lavender, melaleuca (tea tree) and rosemary

Directions for Use: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for internal consumption fy the FDA (21CFR182.20)

  • Dilute 1 drop oil into 1 teaspoon honey or in 4 oz of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk)
  • Diffuse 6-8 drops in a diffuser of your choice

    Safety Considerations

    • Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over
    • Test diluted on skin before applying to area of concern; can cause extreme skin irritation
    • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
    • Do not apply undiluted to skin (refer to an aromatherapy text)
    • The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe 
    • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should consulting a trained healthcare practitioner prior to use
    • You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis
    • Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem
    • Stop using this product immediately if you suspect an allergic reaction

    GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Lemongrass batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Cymbopogon flexuosus. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis.