Monday, March 27, 2017

Lemongrass Essential Oil, so many uses and so affordable too!

Garden Essence Oils LemongrassGarden Essence Oils Lemongrass essential oil is used to detox lymph and cellulite and cleanse oily skin and hair. Lemongrass essential oil gives relief from stomach disorders, insomnia, respiratory disorders, fever, aches, infections, rheumatism and edema.  The defensive antioxidant activity of the lemongrass essential oil protects against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Here are some of the uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil.

Acne: Lemongrass is both astringent and antimicrobial which will help to resolve acne. Add one drop to a little coconut oil and dab on blemishes twice a day.

Athlete’s Foot:  Lemongrass essential oil can help fight fungal skin infections, use a drop of oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub on feet several times a day.

Body aches: Lemongrass essential oil helps in alleviating the pain and discomfort caused by headaches and migraines due to its analgesic properties. The phytonutrients present in it improve the blood circulation and help in relieving spasms, muscle cramps, sprains, and back aches. It is valuable in treating sports wounds, including dislocations, internal injuries and bruises.

Cellular Health: Lemongrass possesses antioxidant qualities that help in protecting the body cells from the oxygen-derived free radicals. It also helps in the cleansing of blood and strengthens the spleen to discard the tarnished red blood cells. It supports the function of the thymus gland which helps to produce white blood cells. It helps in stimulating regeneration of cells. The folate and potassium content in the stem and leaves of lemongrass aids in DNA synthesis and promotes cell division.

Detoxification: Lemongrass essential oil helps in cleansing and flushing harmful toxic wastes out of the body, as a result of its diuretic properties. Detoxification helps in better regulation of various organs of the body, including the liver and kidney, while also helping to lower the levels of uric acid. The diuretic effect of lemongrass helps in increasing the quantity and frequency of urination, which helps in maintaining digestive health, eliminating accrued fats, and assisting in maintaining a clean system.

Edema: Lemongrass essential oil is effective in curing the condition of water retention or edema. It has a cleansing effect on lymphatic congestion and helps to soothe the swelling.

Fatigue: Mix a few drops of lemongrass oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and massage into temples. This works wonders to give a natural energy boost.

Fever Reducer:  Lemongrass can help to fight infections that cause fevers and toxins. Add a few drops to carrier oil and apply to the back of neck, chest and the bottom of feet.

Headache Relief: Apply several drops of oil to temples at first sign of a headache.

Heartburn: Mix several drops of Lemongrass with coconut oil and rub over the throat and chest area for relief.

High Blood Pressure: Because lemongrass oil is a vasodilator it can help reduce blood pressure and clear plaque from the arteries.

Infections: Lemongrass essential oil works as an antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-fungal, and is effective in treating infections such as ringworm, sores, Athlete’s Foot, candida, scabies, and urinary tract infections, by inhibiting the growth of pathogens.

Insomnia: The calming quality of lemongrass essential oil helps to relieve anxiety, irritability and is helpful in calming the muscles and nerves.  This can help improve the duration of sleep and the quality. Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to the bottom of feet before bed.

Mood Enhancement: The fresh and earthy scent of Lemongrass makes it a great addition to a diffuser. Lemongrass oil can boost confidence, mental health and help to keep depression at bay.

Muscle Relaxant: Make a lemongrass massage oil that will work to reduce inflammation and bring relief to sore muscles.  Add 6 drops of lemongrass essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil and massage gently into affected areas.

Nervous System: Lemongrass essential oil is a nervine and has been proven to be an excellent tonic for the nervous system. It stimulates the mind and helps in combating convulsions, nervousness, vertigo and various neuronal disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It is used in therapeutic baths, which assist in calming the nerves and help in alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and fatigue caused by stress.

Respiratory Disorder: Lemongrass essential oil is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing effects in treating coughs and colds. Helps in providing relief from nasal blockages, flu and other respiratory disorders such as bronchial asthma.

Rheumatism: Lemongrass is effective in relieving the pain and discomfort caused by rheumatism. It can be applied topically on both lumbago and sprains and helps in relieving neuralgia and other painful conditions.

Skin Care: Lemongrass essential oil has been treasured as a skin tonic and makes an effective cleanser for oily or acne-prone skin, due to its astringent and antiseptic qualities. It helps in strengthening the skin tissues and toning up the pores while also sterilizing them. Always use a carrier oil with Lemongrass.

Stomach Disorders: Studies have shown that Lemongrass essential oil has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties which help fight the infections caused by various pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and Escherichia coli.

Topical Pain Relief: with its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, Lemongrass essential oil offers immediate pain relief while reducing inflammation.  Add 2 drops of lemongrass to one teaspoon of carrier oil and use where needed.

It amazes me all the different ways that Lemongrass essential oil can be used. One little bottle that costs less than $8.00 and has so many uses! It smells great too. Be sure to add it to your order today!

Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!

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