Lemongrass

LEMONGRASS
cymbopogon flexuosus

Lemongrass, with its sweet, lemony, cool aroma, has been used to relieve muscle aches, fight bacteria, aid digestion and to repel insects. It is used to relieve headaches and nervous exhaustion along with helping to relieve symptoms of jet lag.  Diffusing lemongrass helps with feelings of lethargy and fatigue.  Its antiseptic and astringent properties help promote glowing skin and can be added to shampoos, conditioners, soaps, lotions and deodorants. Diffuse and use as a safe, natural and non-toxic air freshener.  It also aids in treating candida and yeast infections.

Blends well with basil, geranium, jasmine, lavender and melaleuca (tea tree).

Uses:

Candida/Yeast infections:  Take 1 to 2 drops in water internally for 7-10 days

Headaches:  Mix 4 drops with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and apply to temples.

Insect repellant:  Diffuse or mix 10 drops to 4 oz of water to use as a bug spray.

Muscle pain:  Mix 2-4 drops with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and apply to the area.

Skin:  Add 2-3 drops to your face wash or nighttime lotion.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Antidepressant
Antimicrobial
Antiseptic
Astringent
Bactericidal
Carminative
Diuretic
Fungicidal
Insecticidal
Nervine
Sedative

Safety:

If you are pregnant, nursing, being treated for other health issues or taking medications, be sure to consult your healthcare provider.

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