Tropical Island Plants
Lemongrass is famous in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Ancient palm manuscripsts in India are preserved with this oil. Traditional Brazillian medicine tea has been made with lemongrass, history has also told. The lemon scent is also appealing as it is commonly a smell of household products, due to being refreshing.
Lemongrass contains Citral α, Citral β, Nerol, Geraniol, Citronellal, Terpinolene, Geranyl acetate, Myrecene and Terpinol Methylheptenone, phytoconstituents such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which consist of luteolin, isoorientin 2’-O-rhamnoside, quercetin, kaempferol and apiginin. It also contains Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene and Neral. Please see our glossary for more information on the properties of these chemicals.
Lemongrass protects skin without harm
The reason this tropical grass was added to the Tone & Defence Formula is due to its varied therapeutic properties. These include; being anti-amoebic, antibacterial, antidiarrheal, antifilarial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Skin products typically contain preservatives to enhance shelf life. This ensures that the consumer recieves an uncontaminated purchase. However, natural protection does not have any toxic effects on the skin unlike its man made counterparts.
Pathogen or pest control applications
Scientists have concluded digestion of Lemongrass prevents malaria. Mycobacteria are a type of germ that cause sever infections and chemical constituents protect against their infection into a disease.
The scent is powerfull as an insect repellent or poison. Pet owners have used it on their pets to kill fleas and lice.
An analgesic reduces pain and inflammation. Simillar to some other essential oils – lemongrass has this capability. There is a cummalive effect when used in conjuction with the lavender in our formula.
We, in layman’s terms, say that it is stimulating, which is indeed an understatement of its properties. Tasty culinerary treat to medicinal herb! There isn’t a true immitation (although chemical companies try). But then, you cannot recreate nature.
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