Kochi Lemon grass also known as Malabar or East Indian Lemongrass belongs to the family Poaceae. The botanical name of this herbaceous plant is Cymbopogon flexuosus.
The grass is treated to steam distillation to extract the essential oil. Fragrance of lemongrass essential oil is citrusy, fresh and slightly herbaceous and blends well with oils of similar smell and also with those that have minty, spicy and woodsy aroma. Lemongrass has been used in traditional medicines for its antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to relieve pain, fever and stomach ailments.
NATURAL PAIN RELIEVER - Lemongrass essential oil has Eugenol, a chemical constituent that helps relieve pain. Gargling your mouth with water infused with lemongrass oil is known to improve dental hygiene and bring down pain caused due to gum inflammation.
NATURAL ROOM FRESHENER - The fragrance of lemongrass is citrusy and herbaceous. Spritzing lemongrass infused water can freshen up a room. THe aroma is therapeutic and helps relax.
EMOTIONAL BOOST - Lemongrass oil has therapeutic benefits and can be used in a diffuser. The aroma helps to destress, reducing anxiety and boosts mental alertness.
NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT - Though aroma of this essential oil is calming to human beings, it is repellent to insects and bugs. Cleaning the kitchen surfaces and common areas using water infused with lemongrass is known to keep away ants and tiny insects.