Lemongrass is a fast-growing and strong-smelling grass (max. 1.50 mtr) with an extensive root system which exhausts the soil rapidly. Its fragrance can best be described as fresh, lemon.
This grass originally comes from India. Nowadays it is often found in South Asia, but also in Africa and South America. It grows extremely fast and can be harvested 3-4 times a year. The lemongrass oil is distilled from partially dried and cut grass. Most important ingredient of this oil is citrate, which generates its lemon fragrance.
Lemongrass for aroma therapy
Lemongrass is mainly used for colds, sinusitis, fleas, head louse, muscular pain, rheumatic pain, tiredness, fungous infections such as athlete’s foot, scabies, bad blood circulation, weakened tissues and muscles, intestinal infections, digestive disorders, fever and headache. Lemongrass purifies the blood and reduces fever. Lemongrass also has positive psychological effects: it improves your mood, dispels negative thoughts, stimulates consciousness. Lemongrass can be combined with eucalyptus, citronella, sandalwood, sage, vetiver grass and palmarosa.
Lemongrass in aroma diffuser
Lemongrass in the Progenion aroma vaporizers will dispel smoke and insects, and serves as air purifier at the same time. Research has shown lemongrass is also effective in small concentrations. Drivers will be refreshed if they inhale one drip on a tissue. For a pure air you simply mix 3 drops of lemongrass with 3 drops of sage in an air humidifier or vaporizer. Some people are sensitive to lemongrass, amongst others pregnant women.