Lemongrass - Cymbopogon citratus from USA. Certified Organic
Lemongrass displays some antibacterial properties and is excellent for cleansing and purification purposes. In India it is widely used for sedative purposes, for it is known to have calming and balancing effects.
Lemongrass is used extensively in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes and is also used as a flavor ingredient in foods, including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
Mixes well with elemi, frankincense, copal, pine, damar, etc.
Synonyms: West Indian lemon grass, East Indian lemon grass
Origin: Warm temperate parts of Asia and Europe, now widely distributed
Parts Used: dried leaves
Aroma Description: strong, fresh, grassy, lemon, herbaceous, tea-like
Emotional Attributes: balancing, relaxing, sleep, sensuous
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy, widely used in soaps, body oils, detergents, cosmetics, insect repellants
Culinary Uses: fresh leaves are used in sauces, curries, teas, for flavoring meats and fish, etc.
Medicinal Attributes: bitter, cooling herb that increases perspiration and relieves spasms, used to treat digestive problems, minor fevers, ringworm, lice, arthritis, athlete's foot, etc.
Element Association: Air
Magical Associations: Awareness
Astrological Association: Gemini
Planetary Association: Mercury
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled essential oils from freshly dried leaves.
Aromatic Note: Middle note
Mixes Well With: borneol camphor, cardamom, frankincense, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mastic, pine needles, rhubarb, rosemary, sage-desert, sandarac, etc.
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Per 1 ounce/28 grams $3.45
Per 4 ounces/112 grams $13.00
Per 1/2 pound/224 grams $24.00
Per pound/448 grams $ 44.00