Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus   Essential Oil Information

Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Cymbopogon citratus

 

India, West Indies, Africa, Tropical Asia

Grass








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Pale to bright yellow

Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Pungent and citrusy












Benefits

Insect repellant; also treats infectious diseases, nausea, abdominal cramps, and PMS cramps.  Keeps the urinary tract and bladder healthy, is a diuretic, antispasmodic, anti-odor, and a stimulant.















Blends Well With

Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Rose, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Grapefruit, Rosemary














Constituents

Citral, Geranyl Acetate, Linalyl Acetate, Geranial, Neral, Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene













Properties

Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antipuretic, antiseptic, astringent, carminitive, deodorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, tonic















Safety

Avoid where glaucoma present and with children. Use caution in prostatic hyperplasia and with skin hypersensitivity or damaged skin, with a slight risk of sensitization















Misc Info

To repel insects, a diffusion blend of Geranium, Lemon Tea Tree and Citronella with Lemongrass is highly effective.