7 Miraculous benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil
7 Miraculous benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil include many health benefits.
These include improving mood, fighting infection, reducing the symptoms of fever, improving digestive health, supporting kidney health, supporting nervous system health, improving sleep quality, improving perception to wellbeing, relieving pain, assisting in would healing, reducing bleeding, combating fungal infections and repairing skin and hair conditions.
Crazy isn’t it?
It is crazy, how something that smells so good can have such amazing properties. You can buy it fresh and also as an essential oil.
The power in such a tiny bottle is incredible. If you haven’t tried lemongrass essential oil I would definitely advise that you do.
How did it start?
Lemongrass has been used in traditional medicine from India to Europe and in aromatherapy.
Surprisingly, there are serious benefits to including it in foods, especially common in Thai and other Asian cuisines. Also, lemongrass tea could be a beneficial drink for people to incorporate into their diet. Lemongrass can have amazing benefits to your mental well being.
It is also often found in teas, Lemongrass contains the inflammation-fighting compounds chlorogenic acid, isoorientin, and swertiajaponin. Inflammation is a factor in many adverse health conditions, including pain and heart disease.
More recently it is considered to be more of a cosmetic ingredient.
How does it help?
I want to share with you some ways it can help.
You can buy fresh lemongrass and add it to food and also make your own tea. Or you can buy pre prepared tea. However, it is so handy to have a bottle of essential oil handy to be able to have it diffusing around your home or be able to add it to your bath.
When consumed as a tea or used as a bath oil, lemongrass oil can alter brain chemistry in positive ways, improving mood.
This occurs through the reduction of stress and the resting cortisol levels of the body.
Lemongrass oil is anti-microbial when used as a food/tea, as well as when applied directly to the skin.
When consumed, it will combat common microbial infections: viruses, bacteria and fungi among others.
This means that it fights infections and contributes to health and wellness.
Reduces the Symptoms of Fever
Lemongrass is an antipyretic, which means it can reduce the symptoms of both regular fevers and ‘high’ fevers associated with serious conditions. This means it can help reduce fevers.
In fact, in Jamaica, lemongrass is referred to as “fever grass” and is commonly consumed as a tea to reduce fevers. Simply diffuse the essential oil or combine 2-3 drops with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil to use in a lukewarm bath to help bring down a fever.
Lemongrass has amazing benefits to improve the health and wellbeing of the organs and nervous system. Just the smell can leave you feeling uplifted and well…
Not only does it have positive effects on the body but it simply makes people feel better!
Aids better sleep
Lemongrass essential oil is just one such example of a low-level sedative, meaning that it is effective in relaxing the muscles and nervous system.
One of the most important applications of this is the improvements that dietary and topical lemongrass oil can have on sleep quality.
Sleep allows the body to regenerate and heal, meaning that lemongrass can improve these processes by improving sleep quality. This is why it is so common in teas.
Even though lemongrass has uplifting benefits, when you feel happier you feel calmer which aids sleep.
Lemongrass essential oil works as an analgesic, reducing the perception of pain and discomfort.
This is obviously a huge benefit since pain happens to be rather unpleasant by definition!
Reducing the feeling of aches and pains makes lemongrass a great rubbing oil and has been used to assist the treatment of joint pain, primarily in the elbows and lower back – this can be incorporated into massages too.
Many people find sipping hot tea to be relaxing, but lemongrass tea may offer further anxiety reducing properties.
Smelling lemongrass may help people with anxiety. Although some people already inhale lemongrass essential oil to relieve stress and anxiety, researchers still need more evidence to be able to confirm this benefit.
How can I use the essential oil?
I get you may just want to try some DIY techniques yourself. I get that, totally!! That is why I am here to help, because I am exactly the same…
If you decide to try tea tree oil, proceed with caution and stop using it if you see signs of irritation.
Here are a couple of ways you can use it yourself. Firstly, buy a bottle here.
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser for breakout-prone skin. You could always add 1 drop of tea tree to this pre done cleanser.
- Dispense a few drops of tea tree oil onto a damp cotton pad and apply to skin, like you would a toner or you could use olive oil on your cotton pad and add 1-2 drops of tea tree to it. This is my favourite way to incorporate tea tree essential oil into my facial routine.
- Alternatively, you can mix 5–6 drops of tea tree oil into a lightweight facial moisturiser and apply it to your entire face.
Ways to use essential oils
Baths – Simply add 2–5 drops of essential oil to 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil, pour into the bath and whilst the tap is running allow the aroma to diffuse in the air.. Then, release the worries of the day while you let the alluring aroma of essential oils lure you into a state of relaxation.
Massage – Bring some essential oils to your next massage or give yourself a massage at home to help ease tension and get your circulation moving. Massage is a wonderful self-care practice to start incorporating, and I promise you won’t regret it!
Inhale – If you don’t have a diffuser, or maybe you’re traveling or at work, consider simple inhalation. Just clear your mind, then inhale directly from an open bottle or rub a drop of oil between your palms and breathe in the aroma. Do this as needed throughout the day.
Diffusing – Diffusion is one of the most popular methods of using essential oils. Diffusing oils in the morning is a great way to get your day started on the right note.
Topically – There are a number of ways to use essential oils topically but always mixed with carrier oils. The most common places to apply oils are the bottoms of feet, chest, temple, and pulse points. Once you’ve mastered these areas, you can move on to different places on your body that align with specific ailments, aches, and pains.
Lots of love
This is all said with love, I know many people have different opinions and that is absolutely fine. The biggest piece of advice I always say is:
If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. These should not cause any damage to your skin, if used correctly for YOUR skin!
Any questions, just ask…