Essential Oils - Lemongrass
Lemongrass – Lemongrass is native to Asia with the bulk of it being grown in India, where it has been traditionally used in medicine for infectious illnesses and fever. Modern research shows that it can act as a sedative of the central nervous system as well.
Lemongrass has been used for certain skin conditions like acne, open pores, and scabies, and for muscular and joint pain relief. Lemongrass is also a common ingredient in cough drops.
The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh and partially dried grass, and, after extraction, the leftover grass is used as cattle feed.
SAFETY DATA – Non-toxic; possible skin irritation and sensitization in some.
Sourced from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils : The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism