2.4 chemIstry and uses oF Cymbopogon essentIal oIls The trading of essential oils has always been dependent on the knowledge ... 2.4.1 leMonGrass oils Lemongrass oil is distilled from two morphologically different species of lemongrass, ...
Author: Anand Akhila
Publisher: CRC Press
When enjoying a southeast asian soup or cup of herbal tea, we are really savoring the flavor of lemongrass. Similarly, the sweet aroma of mosquito-repelling lotions comes from the citronella oil present in them. Fine perfumes, candles, and herbal pillows with the pleasing smell of rose are often in fact scented with palmarosa. Providing an in-depth look at their history and production, Essential Oil Bearing Grasses: The genus Cymbopogon provides a comprehensive review of these economically important grasses. A detailed examination of chemical constituents and market trends, the book explores the cosmetic, medicinal, and nutritional uses of the plant. It covers the botany, taxonomy, chemistry, and biogenesis of the oils, and their extraction and analytical methods, biotechnology, storage, legislation, and trade. Highlighting industrial uses for the grasses in this genus, the book also includes coverage of the physiological and ecophysiological considerations. It presents a comprehensive overview of most of the cultivated and wild species of cymbopogons. Featuring contributions from a team of international experts, the book describes the considerable ethno-botanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological knowledge associated with the multidimensional uses of the oils. It provides a complete industrial profile that includes market size, geographical sources, export and import data, and industry uses. Its pages offer an invaluable resource for research, cultivation, marketing, or product development of Cymbopogon.
"Dear Ann, I am a big fan of your Essential Oil books. My doctor has recently indicated that my cholesterol levels are high, which has led to increased amounts of stress trying to deal with that. This, in turn, has also resulted in a spike in blood pressure, all of which are not healthy for me. Is there an essential oil that you would recommend for these conditions?" Cholesterol can be good or bad; high levels of bad cholesterol are unhealthy for a several reasons. High levels of bad cholesterol can also lead to high blood pressure, or hypertension, which is not a healthy condition for your body to endure, and stress has never done anything good for anybody. Fortunately, one of my all-time favorite essential oils to use for all three of these conditions is Lemongrass. This particular essential oil has the inherent ability to help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with high levels of cholesterol, stress, hypertension, as well as pain relief for aches, pains, and sore muscles. Lemongrass is also a very good essential oil to use as a focus enhancer. If you find yourself distracted from all of the stressful events of your day, a few small drops of Lemongrass placed just below the nasal passages will assist you with managing the stress and staying on topic until the task is done. I have no doubt consumers will appreciate Lemongrass as much as I do. To Your Happiness & Wellness, Ann Sullivan
The West Indian type essential oil is presented in Chapter 5.52. DEFINITION Lemongrass oil (essential oil of lemongrass) East Indian is the essential oil obtained from the aerial part (leaves) of the (East Indian, Malabar) lemongrass, ...
Author: AntonC. deGroot
Essential Oils: Contact Allergy and Chemical Composition provides a full review of contact allergy to essential oils along with detailed analyses of the chemical composition of essential oils known to cause contact allergy. In addition to literature data, this book presents the results of nearly 6,400 previously unpublished sample analyses, by far the largest set of essential oils analyses ever reported in a single source of scientific literature. Covering 91 essential oils and two absolutes, the book presents an alphabetical list of all 4,350 ingredients that have been identified in them, a list of chemicals known to cause contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis, and tabular indications of the ingredients that can be found in each essential oil. The book discusses contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis for each of the oils and absolutes, sometimes able to provide only one or two reports but drawing upon considerable amounts of literature in other cases, such as with tea tree oil, ylang-ylang oil, lavender oil, rose oil, turpentine oil, jasmine absolute, and sandalwood oil. While limited information on the main components and their concentrations would be enough for most dermatologists, this book gives extensive coverage not only to improve levels of medical knowledge and quality of patient care, but also for the benefit of professionals beyond clinical study and practice, such as chemists in the perfume and cosmetics industries, perfumers, academic scientists working with essential oils and fragrances, aromatherapists, legislators, and those involved in the production, sale, and acquisition of essential oils.
emongrass essential oil is commonly used as an ingredient in Asian recipes. However, it has immense health benefits and healing properties. Lemongrass belongs to the grass family, and it has a unique citrus smell.
Author: Adidas Wilson
Publisher: Adidas Wilson
Category: Health & Fitness
Essential oils have varying quality. Whether you are an aromatherapist or a consumer, assessing the quality of essential oils (EOs) is not easy. They originate from across the world and companies, or suppliers get them from wholesalers or farmers whose integrity and practices they have learned to trust. The end consumer has no idea and cannot assess these practices and relationships. Table of Contents Introduction 1. What is Aromatherapy? 2. Essential Oils 3. Carrier Oils 4. Essential Oil Diffusers/Aromatherapy Diffusers 5. Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil 6. Benefits of Aromatherapy 7. Essential Oils for Relieving Pain and Inflammation 8. Essential Oils for Eczema 9. Cannabis Essential Oil 10. Oregano Essential Oil 11. Lemongrass Essential Oil 12. Essential Oils to Naturally Combat Wrinkles 13. Oils for Treating Acne 14. Peppermint Essential Oil for Hair Growth 15. Essential Oils to Curb Insomnia 16. Essential Oil Recipes for Your Diffuser 17. Essential Oils for Menopause 18. Essential Oils for Treating Cellulite 19. Essential oils for Treating Warts 20. Essential Oils to Get Rid Of Dandruff 21. Citrus Essential Oils 22. Essential Oils for Head Lice 23. Essential Oils to Relieve Bronchitis 24. Essential Oils for Treating Shingles 25. Essential Oils for Hemorrhoids 26. Essential Oils for Anxiety, Stress, and Depression 27. Essential Oils for Sinus Congestion 28. Essential Oils for Cold and Sore Throat 29. Lavender Essential Oil 30. Essential Oils for Skincare 31. Peppermint Essential Oil 32. Essential Oils for Healthy Hair 33. Essential Oils for Healthy Digestion 34. Ozonized Olive Oil References
Arthritis joint pain: mix 4 drops of lemongrass essential oil and 1 drop of lavender essential oil into 2 T of carrier oil and rub onto affected and painful areas. • Shock: if someone is in shock, add 1 or 2 drops of lemongrass ...
Author: Kac Young
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Health & Fitness
"Highly recommended to anyone that has an interest in aromatherapy and the energetic and vibrational aspects of essential oils."—Kelly Holland Azzaro, Past President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy "An excellent resource...Kac's work is thorough, easy to understand, and gives you the depth to want to delve into using oils on a regular basis."—Ann Boroch, CNC, award-winning author of The Candida Cure Includes more than 100 recipes for everyday use Explore a new world of aromatic awakening, physical healing, and natural delight. The Healing Art of Essential Oils is a comprehensive guide to fifty carefully selected oils, providing a master class in uses, blending, history, and spiritual benefits. Learn how to use oils for physical and emotional healing. Prepare oils for relaxation, stress relief, and treating ailments. You'll find all kinds of uses, such as what oils work best in love spells and how to create rituals with oils. Enjoyed for their spiritual and beneficial properties by cultures around the world for thousands of years, the essential oils presented here will help you achieve holistic wellness and personal enrichment. Praise: "In this well-researched book, Kac Young leads the reader through the history of essential oils and their use in daily life, beautifully bringing together ancient wisdom with modern thought."—Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital
To rejuvenate after a frazzled day at work, try lemongrass essential oil, extracted from the leaves and stalks of the lemongrass plant. A 2015 study evaluated the antianxiety impact of aromatherapy using lemongrass oil.
Author: Eric Zielinski, DC
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Soothing practices, healing rituals, and 150+ practical recipes for applying essential oils to the treatment and symptom management of 25 chronic illnesses, including insomnia, libido, fibromyalgia, COPD, anxiety, depression, diabetes. dementia. and more—by the bestselling author of The Healing Power of Essential Oils “The most comprehensive essential oils resource I know . . . I highly recommend it!”—Amy Myers, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection Extracted directly from the bark, flowers, leaves, resins, and roots of plants, essential oils are highly concentrated plant-based chemical compounds that have been the basis for natural medicine for thousands of years. Whether you apply them topically, ingest them, or diffuse them in the air, they are scientifically proven to work on the body’s physiology gently and quickly, which is why more and more people living with chronic conditions—from insomnia, hypertension, and fibromyalgia to Parkinson’s, epilepsy, insulin resistance, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease—are reaching for them as a complementary therapy. Drawing on their authoritative understanding of these powerful concentrations and their mastery of DIY usage, Dr. Eric and Sabrina Ann Zielinski share more than 150 research-backed and easy-to-prepare topical recipes, capsule remedies, and diffusions that work to combat the root causes of all disease: stress, anxiety, and systemic inflammation. Using oils from more than 70 aromatic plants—from copaiba and lemongrass to turmeric and ylang ylang—their healing formulations include: • Earthy Wood Inhaler, the perfect way to bring nature inside—“forest bathing” on demand! • Immune-Boosting Diffuser Blend, to help protect your body against airborne pathogens. • IBD Synergy Capsules, a gentle mixture of coriander, Melissa, and peppermint to soothe and promote gut health • Extra-Strength Bone and Joint Salve, powerful pain relief that uses CBD, frankincense, lavender and wintergreen. • Sensual Body Spray, an alluring scent to help spice up your love life! Easy to prepare and apply, these time-tested recipes and protocols will help you take control of your health and start to enjoy the abundant life again!
4 drops lemongrass essential oil 3 drops rosemary essential oil 2 drops vetiver essential oil 2 tablespoons carrier oil or blend Mix the essential oils and combine with the carrier oil. Store any leftover oil in a bottle with a ...
Author: Sandra Kynes
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover the Most Effective Essential Oils and Remedies for Healing, Emotional Support, Aromatherapy & Self-Care Recognized throughout history for their spiritual power, healing effects, and pleasing aromas, essential oils are must-have tools on the journey to wellness in mind, body, and spirit. Filled with tips, techniques, and hundreds of recipes, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils shares the most important and up-to-date information about essential oils, including extraction methods, blending, perfume notes, medicinal remedies, personal care products, aromatherapy, spiritual and magical uses, chakras, feng shui, and much, much more. Detailed profiles for 68 essential oils, including: Amyris • Angelica • Basil • Bay Laurel • Cajeput • Caraway Seed • Cypress • Elemi • Eucalyptus • Fir Needle • Frankincense • Geranium • Ginger • Hyssop • Juniper Berry • Lavender • Lime • Mandarin • Marjoram • Myrrh • Niaouli • Orange • Palmarosa • Patchouli • Peppermint • Petitgrain • Rose • Rosemary • Sage • Sandalwood • Spearmint • Tea Tree • Thyme • Vetiver • Ylang-Ylang Descriptions of 12 carrier oils and 2 infused oils: Almond • Apricot • Avocado • Borage • Calendula • Coconut • Evening Primrose • Hazelnut • Jojoba • Olive • Rosehip Seed • Sesame • St. John's Wort • Sunflower Remedies for 75 common ailments, including: Acne • Arthritis • Athlete's Foot • Blisters • Bronchitis • Bruises • Chapped Skin • Colds • Corns • Dermatitis • Eczema • Fever • Flu • Hay Fever • Headaches • Inflammation • Insomnia • Jet Lag • Migraines • Muscle Aches • Nausea • Psoriasis • Sinus Infection • Sprains • Stress • Tendonitis Recipes for 100 personal and home care products, including: Birthday Perfume Blends • Bath Bombs • Bath Oils & Salts • Facial & Hand Scrubs • Hair Conditioner • Massage Oils • Moisturizers • Scented Candles • Shower Melts • Toners & Astringents • Aromatherapy Room Spray • Carpet Powder • Fridge Freshener • Furniture Polish • Glass Cleaner • Microwave Cleaner • Mold Inhibitor • Natural Pest Control • Surface Cleaners
Six of 747 dermatitis patients suspected of fragrance allergy (0.8%) reacted to 2% lemongrass oil (type unspecified) (Wöhrl et al 2001). In a multicenter study, Germany's IVDK reported that 15 of 2,435 consecutive dermatitis patients ...
Author: Robert Tisserand
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils and the first review of essential oil/drug interactions and provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardivascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system. For each essential oil there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles. There is considerable discussion of carcinogens, the human relevance of some of the animal data, the validity of treating an essential oil as if it was a single chemical, and the arbitary nature of uncertainty factors. There is a critque of current regulations.
Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Recipes for Wellness, Beauty, and a Healthy Home Audra Avizienis. India, and China and are naturalized in warm climates worldwide. Lemongrass is a close relative of citronella (C. nardus), although the ...
Author: Audra Avizienis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Discover the healing power of 115 essential oils in this modern aromatherapy guide with practical tips for wellness, beauty, and a healthy home. Essential Oils takes you on an aromatic journey that explores the exquisite fragrances and healing powers of essential oils. Discover the many benefits of the ancient practice of aromatherapy, which harnesses the therapeutic properties from the essential oils of medicinal plants. Here, you'll find the perfect oil for all your aromatherapy needs, whether you’re looking for a relaxing spa fragrance, a healing salve for aching muscles, or a spiritual scent for meditation. Essential Oils also shows you how to create your own essential oil blends and offers dozens of simple recipes for beauty treatments, home use, and everyday health.
Author: Jennifer Peace RhindPublish On: 2012-06-15
Table 8.31 Major constituents of lemongrass essential oils (adapted from Weiss 1997) Component C. flexuosus C. citratus Citral 85% 80% Geraniol 5% 3% Methyl heptenone 6% 0.3% Myrcene 0.8% 20% Dipentene 0 4% Nerol 0 2% Lemongrass oil is ...
Author: Jennifer Peace Rhind
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Revised and significantly expanded, the new edition of this handbook provides full information on the use of essential oils in the field of contemporary aromatherapy, based on the research evidence behind their therapeutic applications. The author provides the historical and cultural context for our understanding of aromatherapy, with an overview of its relationships with Greek, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. She gives a detailed account of how essential oils are created, how and where aromatherapy is used, the underlying pharmacology, and the current research. The characteristics of over 100 essential oils, absolutes and resinoids are provided in detail, including botanical and chemical information, usage and combinations. This will be an indispensable text for all students and practitioners of aromatherapy and related disciplines, as well as anyone interested in the use of essential oils for health and well-being.