Latin Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Plant Part: Leaves (some include stems)
Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Wood
Functional Groups: Alcohol, Ester, Aldehyde
Ayurvedic Dosha (Balance): Pitta, Kapha
Scent: Lemony, slightly fruity
For Skin Type: Oily
Cautions: Not during pregnancy;skin sensitizing; do not take orally.
Physical Uses: Colds, flu, cooling, perspiration, sore muscles and joints, toothaches, digestive issues, rheumatism, fatigue anti bacterial, oily skin and fungal.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental fatigue, emotionally uplifting, calmness.
Other Uses: Insect repellent for flying insects, especially mosquitoes. apply a drop to a bandana to ward off insects or add 15 drops to 1 ounce witch hazel spray.
Blends Well With: Grasses, citrus, lavender, roots and wood.
Possible Substitutions: Lemongrass or eucalyptus lemon( Eucalyptus citriodora)
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Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level Level,2001-2011.