INCI: Cymbopogon flexuous herb oil
Extraction: steam distillation
Plant part: leaves
Lemongrass or West Indian lemongrass belongs to the sweet grass family and grows as an evergreen, perennial herbaceous plant that can reach heights of growth of up to 2 metres. It forms dense clumps with short rhizomes. The coarse reed-like leaves have a strong citrus scent and are used fresh as a spice in Asian and Vietnamese cuisine.
Lemongrass essential oil is distilled from the stems and leaves of the plant. Its fresh citrus scent has an invigorating effect and promotes concentration, which is why it is also particularly popular as a room fragrance. It can also help keep you focused on long car rides. Just put a few drops on a paper handkerchief.
Since lemongrass oil also has a strong antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, it can be used to strengthen the immune system as a preventive measure during the cold season. It also has a positive effect on the nervous system, it calms stress and has a mood-enhancing effect on depression.