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A short info session on Lemongrass

lem·on·grass

{/ˈlemənˌgras/} noun a fragrant tropical grass which yields an oil that smells of lemon. It is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine.

Lemongrass is a tall, perennial plant. I like to use lemongrass essential oil topically and aromatically. Some people choose to use it internally, but essential oils are so concentrated, I hardly ever recommend internal use.

I have read about the lemongrass plant adding a delicate citrus flavor when used in cooking soups, teas, and curries, but I am not usually that adventurous. I tend to stick to teas for my more exotic herbal experiences. It has a pretty distinctive flavor, and the lemongrass essential oil can help encourage healthy digestion.

For the skin it acts as an overall tonic, and can be a great way to refresh skin and nails. I would just make sure to add a drop or two to a carrier oil for skin safety. Essential oils can be harsh when applied directly to skin without anything to dilute them.

Lemongrass can calm sore muscles and joints, when applied directly to problem areas.

It has an herbaceous scent that can enhance attentiveness and promote positive thinking, especially when mixed with peppermint and citrus oils.

Because it is a natural insect repellant, lemongrass essential oil is a great addition to any homemade insect repellant spray. Growing the lemongrass plant outdoors in pots makes your patio smell amazing!

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