Lemongrass has been used for centuries in Indian and Asian medicine. Many healers found it to be one of the most powerful plants and oils for helping with infections, sickness, and skin problems. Some healers and shamans used it as part of their cleansing rituals and ceremonies to welcome the deities. Today, lemongrass oil is used for quite a few things. From helping with colds and stuffy noses to adding a sweet aroma to shampoos and soaps, lemongrass oil has become a very popular one. Here are a few ways that lemongrass can help us in our everyday lives.
Lemongrass has many anti-inflammatory properties that can help to get the blood flowing and circulation can speed up in the body. This is one of the reasons that lemongrass can help to relieve muscle cramps, back pains, spasms, and sprains. Do you have some pains and aches in your muscles? You can make a lemongrass rub to help. Mix about 2 to 3 drops of lemongrass oil with jojoba oil and rubs on all of those aches and pains.
Because lemongrass has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to relieve aches and pains, many headache sufferers like to use it to combat their headaches and migraines. For those who get allergy headaches, lemongrass is one way to by some relief. By adding just a couple of drops of lemongrass oil to one teaspoon of jojoba oil, you can apply the mixture to the areas of your head that are in pain. Massage it into those areas for relief from headaches.
Lemongrass oils has a very calming aroma and many users have found that it can help them to find some relief from insomnia, stress, and anxiety. We all know that if we are stressed, our sleep seems to become shorter and not restful. To help to relieve this stress and insomnia, add about 6 drops of lemongrass oil to your diffuser. Inhale the aroma and soon your mind will be calm and clear.
Lemongrass oil has an amazingly sweet and happy aroma. It can be used to help boost any mood. It is also known for helping to boost motivation and confidence. Because of its aroma, it can also help to keep sad and depressing thoughts out of your mind. To help your mood, add 4 to 5 drops of lemongrass oil into your diffuser and inhale for a feeling of renewal.
Lemongrass oil is also known for how well it can take care of your skin. It is added to many soaps and lotions, as well as shampoos and conditioners. Lemongrass oil can cleanse pretty much any type of hair or skin. It also helps to make your skin cells much stronger.
Lemongrass is an all around great essential oil. With one sniff, you will smell just how great it is and soon, you can learn all of the many benefits you can get from it.