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Cymbopogon citratus commonly known as lemongrass is a perennial tropical grass with thin, long leaves and it is one of the main herbal and aromatic plants cultivated in Algeria.

What Is Lemongrass Essential Oil?

Lemon grass is cultivated mostly for its essential oil in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, South America, and Africa [1]. Its oil has a light yellow color with a lemony scent, hence it is widely used in aromatherapy. There is a large international demand for the essential oil of Cymbopogon species. Steam distillation produces essential oils, hydrosols, and aromatic waters, which are often used to support inflammation and healthy microbial infection management. Lemongrass essential oil has considerable commercial importance because it is used in the manufacture of fragrances, flavors, perfumery and cosmetics [2, 3]. In Asia and Africa, Lemongrass essential oil is used as an antiseptic, antitussive, and anti-rheumatic while supporting back pains and sprains. Infusions of its leaves are used for their calming and restful properties. In some African countries, it is used to support blood sugar health [4]. *

How Could Lemongrass Essential Oil Improve My Health?

  • Lemongrass essential oil is a natural disinfectant. It has excellent fungus management properties. Candida species, especially C. albicans and C. parapsilosis and among the molds, Aspergillus niger, and Penicillium sp. were the most susceptible strains. Geranial and neral are the most active components of Lemongrass essential oil and have a wide spectrum of microbial properties against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi. Some studies suggests that the strong inhibitory effect for fungus management may result from synergism among the monoterpenes and other important compounds present in the EO, such as cymene, terpinene, and linalool [5,6,7]. *
  • The antiseptic properties of lemongrass essential oil are useful in supporting food health (Tinea Pedis) a common skin infection of the feet caused by fungus Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes [10]. Strong fungus supporting activity was observed for the majority of clinical strains, and fungicidal activity was demonstrated which could be useful in designing new formulations for topical remedies. *
  • As a vaporizer, the oil supports bacteria management, flu, and colds. One of the remarkable properties of lemongrass oil as a fungal suppporting remedy even in vapor phase [12]. The fungal supporting potential of the vapor phase has been largely ignored. *
  • Helicobacter pylori is an important pathogen responsible for gastroduodenal diseases in humans. Lemongrass oil at a concentration of 0.1% (v/v) demonstrated healthy bacterial support [17]. *
  • Lemongrass oil has an excellent topical application property and it one of the most used natural repellents in the world. Essential oils from Cymbopogon martinii elicited 100% repellency against mosquitoes. Essential oil of Cymbopogon winterianus, mixed with 5% vanillin, gave 100% repulsion against mosquito like Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus and Anopheles dirus for 6 h [8]. In Africa, essential oils from Cymbopogon are used to repel sandflies, Phlebotomus duboscqi which is a vector of most dangerous visceral and cutaneous leishmaniases disease. Sandflies are responsible for transmission of various viruses, like bartonellosis, phleboviruses, flaviviruses, orbiviruses, and vesiculoviruses which cause serious health problems in humans. Topical ointment and cream formulations of lemongrass oil in different classes are used as a potent insect repellent [9]. The topical application protects from many vector bites which can transmit malaria, dengue, yellow fever, leishmaniasis and Chaga's disease. Essential oils have ascaricidal activity, too [14]. The essential oils of Cymbopogon citratus were suggested to produce 86.6% healthy management in malarial parasite Plsmodium berghei [16]. *
  • Lemon grass essential oil shows promising viral supporting activity such as norovirus within the food industry [11]. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis infection. Lemongrass essential oil has dual activities that promote healthy viral coat proteins required for viral infection and support the management of norovirus genome replication in host cells. *
  • Lemongrass essential oil supports the length of restful sleep [13] and helps to suport they healthy management of nervous exhaustion and stress-related resonse. The essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus may possess some antinociceptive activity support [15]. *

Phytochemical Content

The major components were geranial (42.2%), neral (31.5%), and β-myrcene (7.5%). Geranyl acetate (4.3%) and isopulegol (1.4%) were minor but significant components. The quality of lemongrass is generally determined by its citral content. Citral (3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal) consists of the cis-isomer geranial and the trans-isomer neral. These two oxygenated monoterpenes are present in our Lemongrass essential oil in proportion of around 73.3%. Also, Lemongrass essential oil had a high content of oxygenated monoterpenes and low amounts of monoterpene hydrocarbons (9.54%), sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (0.79%), and oxygenated sesquiterpenes (0.33%).

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture.

References

  1. Akhila A. Essential oil-bearing grasses: the genus Cymbopogon. New York: CRC Press; 2010
  2. Anti-Candida albicans activity of essential oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil and its component, citral. Abe S, Sato Y, Inoue S, Ishibashi H, Maruyama N, Takizawa T, Oshima H, Yamaguchi HNihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi. 2003; 44(4):285-91.
  3. Morphostructural Damage in Food-Spoiling Bacteria due to the Lemon Grass Oil and Its Vapour: SEM, TEM, and AFM Investigations.Tyagi AK, Malik A Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012():692625.
  4. Akhila A. Essential oil-bearing grasses: the genus Cymbopogon. New York: CRC Press; 2010.
  5. Biological effects of essential oils--a review. Bakkali F, Averbeck S, Averbeck D, Idaomar M Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Feb; 46(2):446-75.
  6. Liquid and vapour-phase antifungal activities of selected essential oils against Candida albicans: microscopic observations and chemical characterization of Cymbopogon citratus.Tyagi AK, Malik A BMC Complement Altern Med. 2010 Nov 10; 10():65.
  7. Antibacterial activity of essential oils and their major constituents against respiratory tract pathogens by gaseous contact.Inouye S, Takizawa T, Yamaguchi H J Antimicrob Chemother. 2001 May; 47(5):565-73.
  8. Repellency of volatile oils from plants against three mosquito vectors.Tawatsin A, Wratten SD, Scott RR, Thavara U, Techadamrongsin Y J Vector Ecol. 2001 Jun; 26(1):76-82.
  9. Kimutai, Albert et al. “Repellent Effects of the Essential Oils of Cymbopogon Citratus and Tagetes Minuta on the Sandfly, Phlebotomus Duboscqi.” BMC Research Notes 10 (2017): 98. PMC. Web. 24 Jan. 2018. 10.Dias N, Dias MC, Cavaleiro C, Sousa MC, Lima N, Machado M. Oxygenated monoterpenes-rich volatile oils as potential antifungal agents for dermatophytes. Nat Prod Res. 2017;31(4):460-464. doi:10.1080/14786419.2016.1195379.
  10. Kim YW, You HJ, Lee S, et al. Inactivation of Norovirus by Lemongrass Essential Oil Using a Norovirus Surrogate System. J Food Prot. 2017;80(8):1293-1302. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-162.
  11. Morphostructural Damage in Food-Spoiling Bacteria due to the Lemon Grass Oil and Its Vapour: SEM, TEM, and AFM Investigations. Tyagi AK, Malik A Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012():692625.
  12. Neurobehavioral effect of essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus in mice. Blanco MM, Costa CA, Freire AO, Santos JG Jr, Costa M Phytomedicine. 2009 Mar; 16(2-3):265-70.
  13. Chungsamarnvart N, Jiwajinda S. A caricidal activity of volatile oil from lemon and citronella grasses on tropical cattle ticks. Kasetsart J Nat Sci. 1992;26:46–51.
  14. Antinociceptive effect of the essential oil from Cymbopogon citratus in mice. Viana GS, Vale TG, Pinho RS, Matos FJ. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000 Jun; 70(3):323-7.
  15. In vivo antimalarial activity of essential oils from Cymbopogon citratus and Ocimum gratissimum on mice infected with Plasmodium berghei. Tchoumbougnang F, Zollo PH, Dagne E, Mekonnen Y Planta Med. 2005 Jan; 71(1):20-3.
  16. Ohno T, Kita M, Yamaoka Y, et al. Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter. 2003;8(3):207-215.

   
Delivery Methods

We ship worldwide using NZ Post Priority and Express Tracked mail service. All orders placed with us are tracked so that you can find your order at any time, once it has been dispatched.

Delivery Time
Most orders are shipped by 4 PM within two business days. If for some reason we cannot ship your order by 4 PM within two business days, we will email you to let you know within 48 hours.

NZ Delivery Time
All New Zealand orders are tracked. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging, with 3 - 5 business days to arrive.

USA Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Canada Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Australia Delivery Time
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All Other International Countries Delivery Time
We use Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent.
Returns With Us Are Easy

Biotanica® maintains a total customer satisfaction guarantee on all Biotanica® auto-delivery products. If you, the customer, are unhappy with the product for any reason, you can return the unused item(s) for a full refund of the purchase price minus delivery and handling. To obtain your refund, you must email us at: returns@BiotanicaHealth.com with your order number so we can process your refund.

Your order number can easily be found next to your name on grey package it arrived in.

To receive your refund, your return must be received at our delivery facility within 30 days of purchase. You pay for return delivery.

Please send your package to:

Biotanica® Health
P O Box 147200
Ponsonby
Auckland
1011
New Zealand

We will not accept or issue a refund for any packages marked return to sender or refused. If you return a package, we recommend that you get proof of shipment. Upon receipt of your returned product, a refund will be issued to your credit card.

After the delivery department receives your return, it generally takes 3 - 5 business days or less to process your refund. Once a return is processed, it can take up to one billing cycle for the refund to be posted to your account, depending on your financial banking institution.

Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

   

You get a full 30 days to return your item to us. If it's not right for you, you've changed your mind or for no reason whatsoever simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund your order less any applicable bank and service fees.

Returns are easy, simply click here for our returns policy. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Biotanica® is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone.

Cymbopogon citratus commonly known as lemongrass is a perennial tropical grass with thin, long leaves and it is one of the main herbal and aromatic plants cultivated in Algeria.

What Is Lemongrass Essential Oil?

Lemon grass is cultivated mostly for its essential oil in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, South America, and Africa [1]. Its oil has a light yellow color with a lemony scent, hence it is widely used in aromatherapy. There is a large international demand for the essential oil of Cymbopogon species. Steam distillation produces essential oils, hydrosols, and aromatic waters, which are often used to support inflammation and healthy microbial infection management. Lemongrass essential oil has considerable commercial importance because it is used in the manufacture of fragrances, flavors, perfumery and cosmetics [2, 3]. In Asia and Africa, Lemongrass essential oil is used as an antiseptic, antitussive, and anti-rheumatic while supporting back pains and sprains. Infusions of its leaves are used for their calming and restful properties. In some African countries, it is used to support blood sugar health [4]. *

How Could Lemongrass Essential Oil Improve My Health?

  • Lemongrass essential oil is a natural disinfectant. It has excellent fungus management properties. Candida species, especially C. albicans and C. parapsilosis and among the molds, Aspergillus niger, and Penicillium sp. were the most susceptible strains. Geranial and neral are the most active components of Lemongrass essential oil and have a wide spectrum of microbial properties against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi. Some studies suggests that the strong inhibitory effect for fungus management may result from synergism among the monoterpenes and other important compounds present in the EO, such as cymene, terpinene, and linalool [5,6,7]. *
  • The antiseptic properties of lemongrass essential oil are useful in supporting food health (Tinea Pedis) a common skin infection of the feet caused by fungus Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes [10]. Strong fungus supporting activity was observed for the majority of clinical strains, and fungicidal activity was demonstrated which could be useful in designing new formulations for topical remedies. *
  • As a vaporizer, the oil supports bacteria management, flu, and colds. One of the remarkable properties of lemongrass oil as a fungal suppporting remedy even in vapor phase [12]. The fungal supporting potential of the vapor phase has been largely ignored. *
  • Helicobacter pylori is an important pathogen responsible for gastroduodenal diseases in humans. Lemongrass oil at a concentration of 0.1% (v/v) demonstrated healthy bacterial support [17]. *
  • Lemongrass oil has an excellent topical application property and it one of the most used natural repellents in the world. Essential oils from Cymbopogon martinii elicited 100% repellency against mosquitoes. Essential oil of Cymbopogon winterianus, mixed with 5% vanillin, gave 100% repulsion against mosquito like Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus and Anopheles dirus for 6 h [8]. In Africa, essential oils from Cymbopogon are used to repel sandflies, Phlebotomus duboscqi which is a vector of most dangerous visceral and cutaneous leishmaniases disease. Sandflies are responsible for transmission of various viruses, like bartonellosis, phleboviruses, flaviviruses, orbiviruses, and vesiculoviruses which cause serious health problems in humans. Topical ointment and cream formulations of lemongrass oil in different classes are used as a potent insect repellent [9]. The topical application protects from many vector bites which can transmit malaria, dengue, yellow fever, leishmaniasis and Chaga's disease. Essential oils have ascaricidal activity, too [14]. The essential oils of Cymbopogon citratus were suggested to produce 86.6% healthy management in malarial parasite Plsmodium berghei [16]. *
  • Lemon grass essential oil shows promising viral supporting activity such as norovirus within the food industry [11]. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis infection. Lemongrass essential oil has dual activities that promote healthy viral coat proteins required for viral infection and support the management of norovirus genome replication in host cells. *
  • Lemongrass essential oil supports the length of restful sleep [13] and helps to suport they healthy management of nervous exhaustion and stress-related resonse. The essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus may possess some antinociceptive activity support [15]. *

Phytochemical Content

The major components were geranial (42.2%), neral (31.5%), and β-myrcene (7.5%). Geranyl acetate (4.3%) and isopulegol (1.4%) were minor but significant components. The quality of lemongrass is generally determined by its citral content. Citral (3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal) consists of the cis-isomer geranial and the trans-isomer neral. These two oxygenated monoterpenes are present in our Lemongrass essential oil in proportion of around 73.3%. Also, Lemongrass essential oil had a high content of oxygenated monoterpenes and low amounts of monoterpene hydrocarbons (9.54%), sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (0.79%), and oxygenated sesquiterpenes (0.33%).

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture.

References

  1. Akhila A. Essential oil-bearing grasses: the genus Cymbopogon. New York: CRC Press; 2010
  2. Anti-Candida albicans activity of essential oils including Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) oil and its component, citral. Abe S, Sato Y, Inoue S, Ishibashi H, Maruyama N, Takizawa T, Oshima H, Yamaguchi HNihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi. 2003; 44(4):285-91.
  3. Morphostructural Damage in Food-Spoiling Bacteria due to the Lemon Grass Oil and Its Vapour: SEM, TEM, and AFM Investigations.Tyagi AK, Malik A Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012():692625.
  4. Akhila A. Essential oil-bearing grasses: the genus Cymbopogon. New York: CRC Press; 2010.
  5. Biological effects of essential oils--a review. Bakkali F, Averbeck S, Averbeck D, Idaomar M Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Feb; 46(2):446-75.
  6. Liquid and vapour-phase antifungal activities of selected essential oils against Candida albicans: microscopic observations and chemical characterization of Cymbopogon citratus.Tyagi AK, Malik A BMC Complement Altern Med. 2010 Nov 10; 10():65.
  7. Antibacterial activity of essential oils and their major constituents against respiratory tract pathogens by gaseous contact.Inouye S, Takizawa T, Yamaguchi H J Antimicrob Chemother. 2001 May; 47(5):565-73.
  8. Repellency of volatile oils from plants against three mosquito vectors.Tawatsin A, Wratten SD, Scott RR, Thavara U, Techadamrongsin Y J Vector Ecol. 2001 Jun; 26(1):76-82.
  9. Kimutai, Albert et al. “Repellent Effects of the Essential Oils of Cymbopogon Citratus and Tagetes Minuta on the Sandfly, Phlebotomus Duboscqi.” BMC Research Notes 10 (2017): 98. PMC. Web. 24 Jan. 2018. 10.Dias N, Dias MC, Cavaleiro C, Sousa MC, Lima N, Machado M. Oxygenated monoterpenes-rich volatile oils as potential antifungal agents for dermatophytes. Nat Prod Res. 2017;31(4):460-464. doi:10.1080/14786419.2016.1195379.
  10. Kim YW, You HJ, Lee S, et al. Inactivation of Norovirus by Lemongrass Essential Oil Using a Norovirus Surrogate System. J Food Prot. 2017;80(8):1293-1302. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-162.
  11. Morphostructural Damage in Food-Spoiling Bacteria due to the Lemon Grass Oil and Its Vapour: SEM, TEM, and AFM Investigations. Tyagi AK, Malik A Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012():692625.
  12. Neurobehavioral effect of essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus in mice. Blanco MM, Costa CA, Freire AO, Santos JG Jr, Costa M Phytomedicine. 2009 Mar; 16(2-3):265-70.
  13. Chungsamarnvart N, Jiwajinda S. A caricidal activity of volatile oil from lemon and citronella grasses on tropical cattle ticks. Kasetsart J Nat Sci. 1992;26:46–51.
  14. Antinociceptive effect of the essential oil from Cymbopogon citratus in mice. Viana GS, Vale TG, Pinho RS, Matos FJ. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000 Jun; 70(3):323-7.
  15. In vivo antimalarial activity of essential oils from Cymbopogon citratus and Ocimum gratissimum on mice infected with Plasmodium berghei. Tchoumbougnang F, Zollo PH, Dagne E, Mekonnen Y Planta Med. 2005 Jan; 71(1):20-3.
  16. Ohno T, Kita M, Yamaoka Y, et al. Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter. 2003;8(3):207-215.

   
Delivery Methods

We ship worldwide using NZ Post Priority and Express Tracked mail service. All orders placed with us are tracked so that you can find your order at any time, once it has been dispatched.

Delivery Time
Most orders are shipped by 4 PM within two business days. If for some reason we cannot ship your order by 4 PM within two business days, we will email you to let you know within 48 hours.

NZ Delivery Time
All New Zealand orders are tracked. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging, with 3 - 5 business days to arrive.

USA Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Canada Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Australia Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 6 - 8 days. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent.

All Other International Countries Delivery Time
We use Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent.
Returns With Us Are Easy

Biotanica® maintains a total customer satisfaction guarantee on all Biotanica® auto-delivery products. If you, the customer, are unhappy with the product for any reason, you can return the unused item(s) for a full refund of the purchase price minus delivery and handling. To obtain your refund, you must email us at: returns@BiotanicaHealth.com with your order number so we can process your refund.

Your order number can easily be found next to your name on grey package it arrived in.

To receive your refund, your return must be received at our delivery facility within 30 days of purchase. You pay for return delivery.

Please send your package to:

Biotanica® Health
P O Box 147200
Ponsonby
Auckland
1011
New Zealand

We will not accept or issue a refund for any packages marked return to sender or refused. If you return a package, we recommend that you get proof of shipment. Upon receipt of your returned product, a refund will be issued to your credit card.

After the delivery department receives your return, it generally takes 3 - 5 business days or less to process your refund. Once a return is processed, it can take up to one billing cycle for the refund to be posted to your account, depending on your financial banking institution.

Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

   

You get a full 30 days to return your item to us. If it's not right for you, you've changed your mind or for no reason whatsoever simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund your order less any applicable bank and service fees.

Returns are easy, simply click here for our returns policy. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Biotanica® is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone.

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