October 07, 2019 2 min read
Lemongrass is an herb that is a part of the Poaceae family of grasses and is native to the tropical regions of Asia and India. It is an easy and common herb to grow in a home garden.
A special touch to the perfect dish, lemongrass has become a popular ingredient, especially in Asian cuisine. It brings a light lemony flavor that many can not deny, however, lemongrass is much more than just a meal enhancer. Lemongrass has become a very popular essential oil known for its medicinal, aromatic, and cosmetic benefits.
Lemongrass has long been used as a natural remedy. Due to its analgesic properties, lemongrass essential oil has been found to relieve muscle and joint pain, treat headaches, and reduce fevers. Having antibacterial properties, lemongrass is effective against blood infections, pneumonia, and intestinal infections. Chronic inflammation causes an array of health issues including arthritis and cardiovascular disease. The citral in lemongrass is an anti-inflammatory compound that helps reduce inflammation. As an antioxidant, lemongrass fights off and protects the body from free radicals.
Additional medicinal uses lemongrass is commonly used for include:
A natural, non-toxic air freshener, lemongrass provides a calming and relaxing scent. Used in a diffuser, lemongrass is a mood booster, reducing depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
Lemongrass, a non-comedogenic oil, has many benefits to the skin. It is full of vitamins and minerals that are essential to skin health. It provides minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, and zinc. It is also full of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and vitamin C. Being so nutrient-dense, lemongrass oil is a powerful ingredient to add to your skincare regimen.
Antibacterial and Antifungal - Lemongrass fights and limits the growth of bacteria and fungus. This antibacterial property helps ward off acne and skin infections and fungal infections, such as athlete's foot.
Anti-inflammatory -Lemongrass is highly praised for its ability to reduce inflammation that is commonly associated with painful health conditions.
Astringent -Lemongrass oil is a go-to for oily skin. Being thought of as the distant cousin of the lemon, lemongrass has many characteristics similar to the citrus fruit. Not only in smell but also because lemongrass acts as an astringent on the skin. Minimizing the pores, balancing oil, and tightening the skin, lemongrass keeps acne away and leaves the skin looking brighter.
The hair also benefits from the use of lemongrass. As mentioned before, lemongrass is nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. As a result of the amazing benefits, lemongrass prevents itchy scalps, eliminates dandruff, and diminishes hair loss.
It is also important to note essential oils are very concentrated and should always be diluted with water or another oil base to ensure safe use.
We have chosen lemongrass oil as a super ingredient to develop many products that are high-quality, effective, and most importantly safe! Lemongrass has such a light scent that it does not overpower its pairing ingredients and works well to reduce excess oil and firm the skin.
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