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Cynthe Brush

Certified Clinical (Medical) Aromatherapist Creating Custom Blends Since 1999

Lemongrass (Cympobogon flexuosus) Essential Oil’s Healing Properties

LEMONGRASS (Analgesic, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Parasitic, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Insect repellent, Re-Vitalizer, Sedative, Tonic, Vasodialator, Stimulant.)

Cymbopogon flexuosus also called Cochin Grass, East Indian Lemongrass, or Malabar Grass is a perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. Lemongrass essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the freshly cut leaves.

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~ Physically, LEMONGRASS supports the immune & respiratory systems, muscles & bones, helps repair connective tissue…when combined with Marjoram, helps stimulate tissues to rejuvenate & reconnect, Sedative to the central nervous system. May help improve circulation, digestion, eyesight, relieve headaches, wake up the lymphatic system, assist with oxygenation, lowers fevers, with antifungal and antimicrobial properties clears infections and completely inhibits all MRSA colony growth*, repairs ligaments and tendons (see Gaia Pharmacopeia’s BONZ™ custom blend for healing broken bones, sprains & strains, joint replacement surgeries).

~ Emotionally, LEMONGRASS is Purifying: Balancing, Calming, Uplifting, helps with Stress-related Disorders, Emotional Integration, and Psychic Awareness.

BODY SYSTEM(S) AFFECTED: Cardiovascular System, Emotional Balance, Immune Support, Nervous System, Connective Tissue: Skin, Ligaments & Tendons

FRENCH MEDICAL USES: Acne, Allergies, Burns (cell renewal), Cramps (legs), Dandruff, Diaper rash, Flatulence, Hair loss, Herpes, Indigestion, Insomnia, Blood pressure (lower), Lymphatic system drainage, Pre-Menstrual & Menopausal symptoms, Mouth abscess, Nausea, Phlebitis, Scarring (minimizes), Stretch marks, Tachycardia, Thrush, Water retention


Cardiovascular System: Dilates blood vessels to improves circulation & promotes lymph flow
Digestive support:
Parasites; Salmonella; other issues
Respiratory Issues:
asthma; bronchitis, hayfever; laryngitis, throat infections, tuberculosis; Whooping cough
Muscle & Ligaments / Tendons Regeneration: abscesses, boils, bruises, carbuncles, cuts, eczema, hives, insect bites & bee stings, infections, psoriasis, sunburns/sunstroke; Sprains
Stress & Anxiety related issues:
Depression, Migraine headaches

Reference Guide for Essential Oils
Tenth Edition by Alan & Connie Higley. Abundant Health, OCT 2006

*Inhibition of methicillin-resistant Stapphulococcus aureus (MRSA) by essential oils; Sue Chao, Gary Young, Craig Oberg, and Karen Nakaoka; Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 2008; 23: 444-449

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