Lemongrass Essential Oil January 06 2023
Derived from a tropical medicinal plant, lemongrass essential oil has a fresh and light smell, pleasant to diffuse. It is one of the essential oils with strong vasodilator properties. The dilation of the blood vessels causes better blood circulation in the body and a decrease in blood pressure. It is particularly recommended in cases of arteritis or cellulite. Lemongrass has a sedative and calming action thanks to citral, a molecule that acts on the nervous system. It decreases anxiety and promotes sleep.
Lemongrass is also a digestive tonic, the molecules contained in the essential oil facilitate digestion by stimulating the various functions of the digestive system.
The citral contained in the essential oil of lemongrass is anti-inflammatory and makes it possible to modulate the inflammatory response of the organism in the face of an attack suffered. It calms feelings of heat, and redness caused by inflammation. Lemongrass inhibits the development and growth of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in the body. Citral and geraniol have bactericidal and fungicidal action and constitute a protective barrier against viruses. It then slows down their progression in the body to stop them as quickly as possible.
Finally, the lemongrass repels insects but it is still less effective than the Java citronella.