The fresh, bright scent of Lemongrass Essential Oil comes from steam distilling the long, sharp lemongrass blades. lemongrass essential oil was used for centuries in folk medicine practice lemongrass has been shown to deter insects, help keep germs at bay and soothe an overactive mind. When diffused it can cleanse odours and uplift the energy in the room. Lemongrass Oil is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat infectious illnesses and fevers. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy because of its countless benefits to mental well-being.
Lemongrass is a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass that grows up to 1.5 metres (4 feet) in height. Lemongrass is native to Asia, but is now cultivated mostly in the West Indies, Africa and Tropical Asia. Lemongrass Essential Oil has a strong fresh earthy, citrusy scent. The oil has a thin consistency with a yellow to brownish yellow liquid.The leaves of lemongrass are steam-distilled to extract the essential oil.
Uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass Essential Oil has a number of uses ranging from health.skin care, cleaning and beekeeping farming.
a) Used in Beekeeping
Lemongrass oil is one among the versatile essential oils used by beekeepers to treat certain mites and diseases in beehives.Lemongrass essential oil has both anti-fungal and antiviral properties that are effective in treating mites. These properties can also help bees ward off infections and prevent the spread of any illness that they do catch. The essential oil is also used as a nutritional supplement in the beehives by the honey making bees. Lemongrass essential oil mimics the attractant pheromone of honeybees which is effective when trying to trap migrating bees. Lemongrass oil also acts as a natural bee repellent to wasps. Wasps do not produce wax or honey but are predators. Wasps are aggressive and sometimes become parasites on other insects including bees. Wasps hate the smell of lemongrass. Thus, using lemongrass oil in your beehive will keep the harmful wasps away from them.
b) It may help prevent gastric ulcers or relieve nausea
Lemongrass is used as a folk remedy for a number of digestive problems, ranging from stomachaches to gastric ulcers. Lemongrass is also a common ingredient in herbal teas and supplements for nausea. Although most herbal products use dried lemongrass leaves, using the essential oil for aromatherapy may provide similar benefits.
c) Relieves stress and anxiety
Studies have shown that using Lemongrass essential oil in aromatherapy eases stress and anxiety. The calming and mild smell of lemongrass oil is known to relieve anxiety and irritability. Combining aromatherapy with massage has proven to bring better results.Mixing lemongrass essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice creates a perfect massage oil. You can also add a few drops of lemongrass oil to your body lotion.
d) Relieves headaches and migraines
Lemongrass oil is also often recommended for relief from headaches. The calming and soothing effects of lemongrass oil has the power to relieve the pain, pressure, or tension that can cause headaches. Eugenol a compound in lemongrass essential oil, is believed to have similar abilities to aspirin.Eugenol is thought to prevent blood platelets from clumping together which is the main cause for headaches. Eugenol also releases serotonin, a hormone that regulates mood, sleep, appetite, and cognitive functions. Better moods, sleep patterns and appetite reduce the occurrence of headaches and migraines.
e) Fights off free radicals
Lemongrass oil has antioxidant properties that help the body to fight off harmful free radicals that damage the cells and cause harmful diseases like cancer. The antioxidant properties also fight oxidative stress hence reducing the signs of ageing in our skin.
f) Combats fungal infections
Lemongrass oil has anti-fungal properties that help fight fungal infections caused by yeast and mold. The essential oil is believed to fight four types of fungi. One type causes athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch.
g) Treats wounds and help prevent infections
Lemongrass essential oil has antibacterial properties that heal wounds and prevent infections in the wound. The essential oil has anti inflammatory properties that help fight inflammation on wounds.
We deliver Lemongrass Essential Oil countrywide. Within Nairobi and its environs, we charge Ksh 300 for all orders handled by our rider and Ksh 250 for all prepaid orders handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier. All orders outside Nairobi county are handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier and are delivered the Next Working Day (Monday to Saturday). Some of our popular delivery locations for Lemongrass Oil include: Nairobi, The CBD, Parklands, Machakos, Athi River, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado, Thika, Kericho, Kitengela, Isiolo, Kwale, Kilifi, Vipingo, Mombasa and Bungoma.