Published on 28 Dec 2022
What is lemongrass essential oil?
Lemongrass is extracted from the leaves and stems of the lemongrass plant. Lemongrass oil has a powerful, citrus scent. This tropical plant is used in cooking and herbal medicine that is often found in soaps and different personal care products. Lemongrass essential oil is popularly used in aromatherapy that may help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. Also, can be used for digestive problems and high blood pressure.
Benefits of lemongrass oil
1. Antibacterial properties
Lemongrass is known to have antibacterial properties. It is used as a natural remedy that may heal wounds and help prevent infection. The essential oil is effective against various drug-resistant bacteria, including those that cause skin infections, pneumonia, blood infections, and serious intestinal infections
2. Anti-inflammatory properties
Chronic inflammation may cause many health problems which include arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Lemongrass essential oil delivers powerful anti-inflammatory abilities when applied topically on mice with ear edema.
3. Antioxidant properties
lemongrass essential oil helps chase free radicals. Lemongrass oil mouthwash may show strong antioxidant abilities. Also, it’s a likely complementary therapy for nonsurgical dental procedures and gingivitis.
4. May help prevent gastric ulcers or ease nausea
lemongrass essential oil may help prevent gastric ulcers, a typical cause of stomach pain. Also, it is a common ingredient in herbal teas and supplements for nausea. Using essential oil for aromatherapy may also provide similar benefits.
5. May help ease diarrhea
Lemongrass may help slow diarrhea, it’s been known that the oil lowered fecal output in mice with castor oil-induced diarrhea, perhaps by slowing intestinal motility.
6. May help reduce cholesterol
High cholesterol may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke. Traditionally, lemongrass is used to handle high cholesterol and control heart disease. It’s been observed that lemongrass oil may reduce cholesterol in rats who had been fed a high-cholesterol diet for 14 days.
7. May help regulate blood sugar and lipids
Lemongrass oil may help lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Also, may change lipid parameters while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
8. May act as a pain reliever
Lemongrass essential oil may help ease the pain as it lessens inflammation. People with rheumatoid arthritis may decrease their arthritis pain using topical lemongrass oil.
9. May help relieve stress and anxiety
Many studies demonstrated that aromatherapy may ease stress and anxiety. Also, combining aromatherapy with massage may bring significant benefits. Some people who received a massage utilizing the oil once a week for 3 weeks had lower diastolic blood pressure.
10. May help ease headaches and migraine
Lemongrass may reduce pain generated by headaches and migraine. It is believed that a compound in lemongrass called eugenol has similar capabilities to aspirin. Eugenol is supposed to prevent blood platelets from clumping together.
Lemongrass essential oil has decisive antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and astringent abilities. Also, lemongrass essential oil is proven safe and effective, one may want to drink lemongrass tea as a natural remedy for stomach problems and other conditions.
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