A perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Lemongrass – East Indian (aka Citronella) is cultivated for the intense lemony fragrance of its leaves and stems. Known as Cymbopogon and originally found in Asia, this herbaceous species includes some fifty known varieties which are now native to tropical climes. In addition to being known for its scent, it is also widely used in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Do not confuse East Indian Lemongrass with Melissa officinalis L which is a perennial plant in the Lamiaceae botanical family. Lemongrass essential oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve muscular and joint pain caused by sports injuries.
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BOTANICAL NAME: Cymbopogon flexuosus
PART OF PLANT: Leaf (Grass)
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distillation
ODOUR: Citral-like, dry and fresh
COLOUR: Pale yellow to yellow-orange
Topical (Adults) Mix 2 to 3 drops in 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) of vegetable oil; apply 3 times a day, locally.
FOR EXTERNAL AND OCCASIONAL USE ONLY. DO NOT TAKE ORALLY. DO NOT USE ESSENTIAL OILS UNDILUTED. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with vegetable oil. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have epilepsy, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. May cause allergic reaction (e.g. skin rashes, irritation or dermatitis); in which case, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. If nausea, dizziness, headache or allergic reactions occur, discontinue use. Do not use on inflamed skin or in the event of dermatitis. Avoid exposing affected areas to sunlight.