Lemongrass E-mail
CAS N°.: 8007-02-1 / 89998-16-3 / 89998-14-1

EINECS N° : 289-754-1 /289-752-0

 icone Pdf

Ref.: EXON08MA

Lemongrass oil is extracted from the fresh or partly dried leaves by steam distillation.
Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from Cymbopogon citratus (also known as Andropogon citratus,A. schoenathus - West Indian, Madagascar or Guatemala lemongrass;Andropogon f1exuosus, Cymbopogon flexuosus - East Indian, Cochin, British India or native lemongrass), of the Poaceae family.
Lemongrass is a perennial fast-growing aromatic grass, growing to about I meter (3 feet) high with long, thin leaves and originally was growing wild in India. It produces a network of roots and rootlets that rapidly exhaust the soil.
In India it is known as 'choomana poolu' and is also referred to as 'Indian Verbena' or 'Indian Melissa oil' used in Ayurvedic medicine to help bring down fevers and treat infectious illnesses. It is a valuable ingredient in perfumes and citrus-type soaps and is also an insect deterrent.


The therapeutic properties of lemongrass oil are analgesic, anti-depressant, antimicrobial. antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, nervous system sedative and tonic.

Warning: Lemongrass oil can irritate a sensitive skin, so care should be taken. It should be avoided in pregnancy, due to it being a possible skin irritant.