BOTANICAL NAME: Cymbopogon nardus
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
PARTS USED: grass
FOOD GRADE: yes
GMO CONTENT: none
FRAGRANCE: fresh, grassy, lemon-like, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: amyris, basil, bergamot, cedarwood, galbanum, geranium, lemon, lemongrass, lime, orange, pine.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: refreshing, soothing, stimulating, vitalizing, antiseptic, arthritis, colds, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, influenza, insect repellent, moth repellent, oily skin, rheumatism.
MAGICAL USES: exorcism (exterior use), health (maintain), purification, unhexing.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antioxidant: Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Febrifuge: reduces fever.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Vermifuge: something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.
Other Benefits: can be used for oily skin, oily hair, abnormal palpitations, colitis, migraine, neuralgia, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain resulting from gas or cramps.
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.