Lemongrass Essential Oil Plant Name- Lemongrass
Scientific Name- Cymbopogon citratus
Parts Used- Stalk Mode of Distillation- Steam distillation of wilted leaves of lemongrass Areas in India- Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh Essential oils are oils which are obtained from the various parts of the plants through the process of distillation. The oils are highly volatile organic compounds present in the plants and are usually named after the plants. The West Indian Lemongrass or the East Indian Lemongrass species are used in essential oils. Though the colour and fragrance of the West Indian and East Indian species is the same, the former is lighter and fresher. Pack size: 10ml Uses and Benefits The essential oil of lemongrass is anti-microbial, anti septic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative (elimination of gases), deodorant, insecticidal, sedative, nervine and a tonic. In aromatherapy, the oil is used to treat acne, to repel insects like flies and ticks, to relieve muscle pain, indigestion, fever, headaches, stress and nervous exhaustion.