Lemongrass essential oil has anti-odour and antiseptic properties, and is often used in talcum powders, bath salts, in insect repellents as well as in herbal medicines to ward off ringworms and fungal reactions. The tangy, refreshing fragrance of lemongrass can relieve symptoms related to stress, nervous exhaustion, headaches, and jetlag. This oil acts a tonic for the entire body and can help to boost the parasympathetic nervous system, which is necessary when you are recovering from a sickness. It also revitalizes the glandular secretions. Lemongrass oil is good for treating respiratory infections like fever, laryngitis, and sore throats. It also stops the spreading of disease. This essential oil is often used to treat gastroenteritis, indigestion, and colitis. Lemongrass oil can tone the tissues and muscles, relieve pain in the muscles by making the muscles more flexible. It also improves the blood circulation and acts an insect repellent. This oil is used to keep pets free of lice, ticks, and fleas. Lemongrass oil is used for treating acne and for clearing up oily skin. It also treats athlete's foot, and stops excessive perspiration. Lemongrass is also known as citronella, which has a calming effect and can relieve stress and insomnia. When lemongrass is mixed with pepper, it is said to relieve nausea and menstrual problems. When consumed as tea, lemongrass is an effective diuretic.
Consult a certified aromatherapist for the proper way to use essential oils.