The joyful herb that is Lemongrass

Lemongrass how I love thee

Oh how refreshing Lemongrass is for me! Its scent is considered a secret aid for starting your morning – like a cool morning shower that refreshes and brings sunshine to your day. I just love Lemongrass!

Lemongrass is blessed with so many properties – analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, sedative to the nervous system (means that it makes you feel relaxed…such a good feature), and tonic to name a few. Plus it can also be used in insect repellents because those pesky little bugs do not like it – they don’t know what they are missing but hooray for making them stay off your skin!

In India Lemongrass is used as a hair wash by taking the leaves, crushing them and adding water. And in it’s also used to treat colds, headaches and tummy aches.

This gem of a herb is known as a connective tissue oil – so it’s used a lot for sport injuries and bruises.

It’s a completely non-toxic herb – almost anyone can use it! However to some people (and so sorry if you’re one of them because you have to miss out on Lemongrass (sad face, sad face) it can be irritating and sensitizing. So before using it on your skin I would do a skin patch test. But, even if you can’t use it topically you can enjoy the aromas of lemongrass through essential oils.

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Giselle Baturay is a mother, herbalist, aromatherapist, prenatal and postpartum educator, boutique owner, community builder, gatherer of dreams, task juggler and a lover of life.



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