Curiosities: Lemongrass Essential Oil has considerable commercial importance because it is used in the manufacture of fragrances, flavors, perfumery, cosmetics, detergents, and pharmaceuticals.
In Asia and Africa, this essential oil is used as antiseptic, antitussive, and anti- rheumatic and to treat backache, sprains, and hemoptysis.
Furthermore, recent findings, together with previous studies, give strong support to the consideration of this oil as a potentially valuable antifungal and anti- inflammatory agent for the prevention and treatment of acute inflammatory skin conditions.
|Part of the plant used||Mode of processing||Condition being treated|
|Leaf||Boiled, inhalation||Respiratory tract conditions|
|Trunk||Trunk cuttings and
applied directly to abrasions and cuts
|abrasions and cuts/wounds|