Lemongrass essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation of dried lemongrass. Lemongrass is known by the scientific names Cymbopogon citratus or Andropogon citratus. The main constituents of its essential oil are myrcene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, nerol, geraniol, neral, limonene, and citral.
As the name implies, lemongrass smells just like lemons, but it is milder, sweeter, and far less sour. This grass is used in countless beverages(including tea), desserts, and other forms of culinary creations as a flavoring agent when fresh lemon is not available or is not to be used because of its potent flavor. It is widely used in Chinese and Thai recipes. It grows and spreads very fast like any other grass and fetches a good price in the market, which makes it a profitable and common item in organic and mainstream markets.
Lemongrass Essential Oil Health Benefits
Lemongrass has many health benefits because of its medicinal properties. Let’s have a look at them in detail to gain the maximum benefit.
Analgesics reduce pain and inflammation. Lemongrass essential oil helps relieve pain in muscles and joints, as well as toothaches and headaches resulting from viral infections like coughs, colds, influenza, fevers, and various poxes. It also helps cure general body pain resulting from strenuous activities and athletics.
Lemongrass oil boosts self-esteem, confidence, hope, and mental strength, and it uplifts spirits and fights depression as well. This can be very helpful to drive away depression due to failure in career, personal life, insecurity, loneliness, stagnation, death in the family, and many other reasons. This also relieves anxiety. As an antidepressant, lemongrass can be systematically administered to patients with acute depression who are undergoing rehabilitation after acute shock. Basically, take it with your tea and relax.