Lemongrass essential oil has also been shown to be a potent and important antibacterial agent. Due to its interaction with the immune system and its broad-spectrum antimicrobial action, diffuser use of lemongrass may be an excellent means of “disinfecting the air” in your home or office.
In a study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology, essential oil vapors (which you can create through using a nebulizing diffuser) using essential oils of geranium and lemongrass were shown to be effective even against MRSA bacteria. This may prove useful in hospital settings where such bacteria have become resistant against conventional antibiotics.
Lemongrass essential oil has also been studied as an antifungal agent against Candida. Candida is a natural occurring fungus in our bodies that can “overgrow” due to dietary imbalances.
What’s more, lemongrass has a refreshing, uplifting, and energizing aroma that aids our logical thinking. It’s ideal for use at home, work, or wherever clear, fresh thinking and good concentration are needed.
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