Lemongrass

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Lemongrass

Cymbopogan flexosus

Grown and distilled in Sri Lanka from organically grown plants.

The leaves are distilled, sometimes after partial drying.

 

This is flexousus, I think the more interesting of the lemongrass species, and it’s not as widely cultivated as the citratus.

 

Lemongrass is well known for flavor as well as perfumery and aromatherapy products like candles, soaps and similar; its distinctive and strong scent and low price mean it can easily find its way into various creations. Its largest use is probably for the isolation of its citral, and as the starting materials for the production of ionones, methylionones and vitamin A.

This is the lemongrass oil that does not contain myrcene—it shows larger percentages of geranial and neral.

Lemongrass leaves are used not only flavors, mostly in Asian cuisines, and also in traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda. The leaves are sometimes used as a source of cellulose and paper making.

 

Grows the Night

Grows the night when breath lays quietly

On obscure places fluid as winds,

Where clouds of rest become a hammock

Lulling frayed veins with lemongrass tea –

Grows the night allowing surrender

Its hypnotic intoxication

The exchange of matter and being-

For across the distance grows the night.

--Carly Lalion

 

Arctander says

 

Lemongrass oil is a yellow or amber colored, somewhat viscous liquid with a very strong, fresh-grassy lemon-type herbaceous or tea-like odor. It’s sweet, distinctly lemon-like, fresh and light.

 

Battaglia says

 

Lemongrass has been known to show the following activities:

 

Antifungal

Antimicrobial

Antiinflammatory

Antinociceptive

Cardioprotective

Cholesterol lowering

Insecticidal

Oral health

Sedative

 

There have been plenty of studies done on lemongrass and he explains many of them in his book The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy.

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4 Reviews

5/5
22nd Jan 2021

Helps to quell the dry cough associates with Covid

I used this product when my family members came down with Covid last year. We used the product with personal diffusers at night and found that it stopped the dry cough associated with Covid allowing us to sleep. We put 8-10 drops in filtered water in the diffuser. I have subsequently purchased this product for other extended family members and they have found that it has helped them to get over Covid as well. Some of these loved ones were over eighty years old. We found that cough control allowed us to sleep without fitful coughing, so we could get better and recover from Covid. We used this product along with elderberry syrup which is a broad spectrum anti-viral and somehow must weaken the virus to allow ones immune system to overcome it. The combination was helpful in getting through Covid without having severe respiratory complications which I am grateful for. For those with respiratory issues I had success with another product called Clear Lung by Ridgecrest when I needed it during Covid as I suffer from asthma. I hope that Cough Control essential oil by Enfleurage, elderberry syrup and Clear Lung by Ridgecrest if you need it, is as helpful to you as it was to me and my family. Be well and keep wearing masks. We can get through these trying times together. Essential oils can be so healing for an interesting history look into something called “Thieves’ Oil” , now often called Medieval Mix and what it was used for during the Black Plague.

5/5
11th Jan 2021

Helped with Covid

The individuals in my household including me used this product with a micro diffuser next to our beds at night during the dry cough phase of Covid. We found that it was effective at stopping the cough during the night so we could get a good night sleep and fully recover. Many thanks for making this product.

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