Lemongrass Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Cymbopogon citratus
Country of Origin:
India
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Aldehydes
51.26%
Monoterpenols
41.61%
Esters
4.52%
Primary Constituents
geranial
47.99%
beta citral
35.84%
geranyl acetate
4.12%
nerol
2.46%
linalool
1.27%
  • 1oz -
    $7.90
  • 4oz -
    $21.65
  • 8oz -
    $38.90
  • 16oz -
    $74.65
  • 1Kg -
    $139.05
  • Sample -
    $2.50
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Wholesale Certified Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil

100% pure Lemongrass essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of Lemongrass leaves, Certified Organically grown in India. This is a very fine Lemongrass with a bright, fresh aroma, and exceptional therapeutic properties. The citral type has the classic lemongrass aroma and diverse therapeutic activity. Our Lemongrass Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

Also known as 'France Indian Verbena', Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 meters (4 feet) in height. It is native to the continent of Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa, and Tropical Asia.

ABOUT THE OIL

This pale yellow-green, low viscosity essential oil is steam distilled from Lemongrass blades Certified Organically grown in India.

Aromatherapy Notes

This essential oil is distilled from Lemongrass leaves is a yellow liquid with a deep, grassy-lemon citrus aroma with a slightly sweet balsamic, musky and earthy undertone. This oil would most suitably blend with: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon oils.

Traditional Uses

Lemongrass essential oil has been used to support digestion and for purification and regeneration of tissues. It may be one of the most broadly therapeutic anti-microbial essential oils available with other important actions that support the immune system. It has been employed in traditional Indian medicine for centuries as a cure for infectious illness and fever. In TCM, lemongrass is used to treat colds, headache, stomach ache, abdominal pain and rheumatic pain. Lemongrass essential oil tightens the elastin fibres in the epidermis and subcutis - the connective tissues, and is recommended in the after-care of sports injuries, sprains, bruises and dislocations. It is considered a very effective insect repellent.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antimicrobial, Anti-oxidant, Antipuretic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminitive, Deodorant, Febrifuge, Fungicidal, Galactagogue, Insecticidal, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic.

Anti-Cancerous

  • Lemongrass and Frankincense are the two essential oils with the largest bodies of research in this field. Published in the May 2009 Journal of Chemico-Biological Interactions stated "Our results indicate that the [Lemongrass] oil has a promising anti-cancer activity and causes loss in sum or increasing cell viability by activating the apoptotic process as identified by electron microscopy." For the latest research, go to pubmed.gov and search for "lemongrass" and “cancer".

Circulatory System

  • Improves circulation
  • Discourages fluid retention

Anti-infectious and Antibacterial

  • Lemongrass has also been shown to be a potent and important antibacterial agent. In a study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology, essential oil vapors (what one would create through using a nebulizing diffuser) of Geranium and Lemongrass were shown effective even against MRSA bacteria. This may prove useful in hospital settings where such bacteria have become resistant against conventional antibiotics.

Genito-Urinary System

  • Antifungal agent (treats Candida: a naturally occurring internal fungus that can 'overgrow' due to dietary imbalances)

Dermatological

  • Combats acne and oily skin

Other Uses

  • An excellent antidepressan
  • Highly effective mosquito repellent

Nervous System

  • Encourages fortification
  • Effective calming and sedative actions

Application and Use

Safety

Although considered non-toxic, use of Lemongrass essential oil should be avoided in cases of glaucoma and with children because of its potency. Use caution in cases of prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged epidermal areas. Avoid use during pregnancy.