10 Health Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass oil is nature’s as it is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic. There is an extensive list of its benefits that makes it hold a prominent place in your first aid kit.

Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Even our ancestors used this to cure indigestion fever and inflammation. It can induce sleep and thus has been used as a sedative. It has the potential to heal some health issues. Its antimicrobial property and ability to control odor make it an effective floor cleaner, room fresheners, and deodorant. Even it is used as an ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products. It is also used as an insect repellant and in aromatherapy as the clean calm smell of the oil relieves stress as well as relax mind and the body.

How to Identify Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemon grass oil is thin, watery and bright yellow to reddish in appearance. It has a fresh and strong citrus aroma.

Identify Lemongrass Essential Oil

Identify Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass oil is not for ingestion. To use it avail its benefits diffuse it in your room by a vaporizer. It is inhaled and can also be applied to the effect topically after diluting.

Nutritional Profile of Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil is rich in Iron, manganese, vitamin B Complex, Calcium, copper, magnesium, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, protein, zinc and vitamin C.
It also contains citral and limonene that kills bacteria by restricting their growth and minimizes inflammation.

Nutritional profile of Lemongrass Oil

Nutritional profile of Lemongrass Oil

The nutrients and the compounds present in lemongrass oil renders it bactericidal, analgesic, sedative, antiseptic, carminative and astringent properties and makes it
an effective yet approachable home remedy for most of the health issues.

It promotes the normal body functions such as the respiratory, nervous, digestive systems and excretory system. It also improves the absorption of the nutrients and makes the immune system strong. Below is the list of the health benefits of lemongrass essential oil.

Health Benefits of Lemongrass Oil

1.Relaxes Muscles

Lemongrass oil is anti-inflammatory and provides relief from muscle ache immediately. Likewise, it promotes the blood circulation. You can also use this oil to ease spasm, cramps and even sprain.

2. Treats Wound

Being antiseptic this oil can be applied on the wounds for the cleaning purpose and fasten the process of healing.

3. Indigestion

Lemongrass oil is a detoxifier and promotes digestion. It relieves heartburn, treats a gastric ulcer, stomach distress, nausea, vomiting, and stomach ache.

4. Reduce Fevers

This eliminates infection, kills the microbes and prevents the spread toxins. Thus, reduces fever.

5. Bug Repellant

The firm smell of lemongrass oil keeps bugs, flies, mosquitoes and other insects away. To prevent yourself from mosquitoes bites diluting it with coconut oil and apply it to the exposed body areas.

6. Skin Health

Lemongrass oil is a mild astringent and antimicrobial. Both the properties make it an effective home remedy to clean up acne. It sterilizes the skin pores and acts as a natural skin toner. It rejuvenates the skin cells, strengthens the tissues and renders a healthy and glowing skin.

7. Stress Buster

As discussed above this oil has a refreshing and calming aroma that relaxes your mind, wards off depression and anxiety. Also, treats insomnia, improves the duration and the quality of the sleep.

8. Reduces Blood Pressure

The oil acts as a vasodilator and relaxes blood vessels. This, in turn, lowers the blood pressure.

9. Diuretic

Being diuretic lemon grass oil efficiently flushes the toxins out of the body.

10. Removes Foul Odor

The fruity and earthy aroma of this essential oil removes the four sell and makes it an effective air freshener and deodorizers.

Lemongrass oil should not be ingested orally. Also, individuals on medications, pregnant women nursing women and small children should avoid using it. Otherwise, for others, this oil is beneficial in small amounts.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.