My favourite all time essential oil: LEMONGRASS
Lemongrass: Cymbopagon flexuosus
There are over 50 different species of Lemongrass as well as several different chemotypes.
Many of the species are not suitable for internal or medicinal use. So always make sure that you purchase essential oil through both the common name and the genus species!
A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry.
The oil of lemongrass smells like a lemon and therefore the grass was given the name Lemongrass!
1,780 µTE/100g ORAC: Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (the antioxidant capacity of a food item).
Lemongrass supports the circulatory system and may support healthy joint and tendon function, heightens psychic awareness, and purifies the mind.
It releases resentment, regret from the “should of” statements and pessimism by transforming these negative energies into positive energies. It allows the left brain to see options, so once the negative energies are released, optimism, courage and hope prevail.
Lemongrass also protects our auric field from electromagnetic energy (TV, computers, radio). So it would be a good one to wear at the airport when our bodies are bombarded with these energies!
Lemingrass corresponds to our yellow Solar plexus chakra.
I love it to bits.