Lemongrass(Cymbopogon Citratus) Oil is made through steam distillation of dried lemongrass. The main constituents of its essential oil are Myrcene, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, Neral, Limonene and Citral.
The health benefits of Lemongrass can be attributed to its many beneficial properties as an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, fungicidal, insecticidal, nervine, sedative and tonic substance.
Lemongrass smells just like lemons but is much sweeter and milder. It can be found in numerous teas, beverages, and desserts and is used as a flavoring agent instead of fresh lemon to create a more potent taste. Lemongrass is used in a variety of Thai and Chinese recipes as it grows very easily in abundance creating a very good price in the marketplace.