Lemongrass is a versatile tropical grass, used in medicinal preparations and cookery throughout Asia. In traditional Chinese Medicine, Lemongrass is used to treat headaches, colds, stomach pains and rheumatism. In India, the essential oil is used to help fevers and other infectious diseases and is also an effective insect repellent.
In the practice of aromatherapy, Lemongrass essential oil can be used in a diffuser, as a topical treatment or in a massage blend. The cheering and uplifting fragrance will have an instant, positive impact on mood and helps to lift the spirit.
Lemongrass can help to tone and invigorate the body after exercise or heavy physical activity. When travelling, Lemongrass can be vaporised to repel biting insects and when applied to the skin in a body massage blend it can help protect against stings.