Family : Poaceae
Habitat : Native to Asia,there are two main types:
1. The West Indian Lemongrass which is probably native to Srilanka,now cultivated mainlyin the West Indies, Africa and Tropical Asia.
2. The East indian lemongrass,which is native to east India (Travancore,etc) ,now mainly cultivated in western India.
Odour : A fresh ,grassy –citris scent and an earthy undertone.
Part of plant used : Grass
Method of extraction : Steam Extraction
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Acne, athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, insect repellent (fleas, Lice, ticks), open pores, pediculosos, scabies, tissue toner.
Circulation, Muscles and Joints: Muscular pain, poor circulation, muscle tone and slack tissue.
Digestive system : Colitis, indigestion and gastro-enteritis.
Immune System : Fevers and infectious disease.
Nervous system : Headaches, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.
Mind/Emotions : Refreshing, uplifting and energizing, ( burn in diffuser).
Safety Data : Non toxic ,possibledermal individuals-use with care.