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Lemongrass
Botanical Name Cymbopogon citratus
Origin Guatemala, Haiti, Sri Lanka, China, but widely cultivated elsewhere
Description Native to Asia, Lemongrass has a long history of use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy for infections and fever. It is an effective insect repellant
Extraction Steam distillation from leaves
Fragrance Powerful lemony scent, widely used in the perfume industry
Properties Analgesic, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Anti-bacterial, Deodorant, Digestive, Febrifuge, Fungicidal, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic, Carminative, Lactogenic, Anti-oxidant, Anti-microbial, Insecticide, Vasodilator
Aromatherapy Use Vitalizing, invigorating, cleansing
Medicinal Uses Athletes Foot, Cellulite, Digestion, Flatulence, Urinary Tract Infections, Water Retention, Edema, Oily Skin
Other Uses Room spray, inhalant, massage, bath,diffuser, perfume, body care.
Emotions, Psyche: Refreshing, Stimulating
Safety Info May be irritating to the skin, dilute well.


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