E-469 - Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Smell is tangy and citrusy-lemon with a sweet, deep and rich earthy undertone.
Historical Folklore Application
Used for centuries in Asia as a food spice and for muscle cramps. Used in compresses in Central and South America. Folklore contends that diffusion helps with a sore throat and is beneficial in treating headaches.
Botanical Name:Cymbopogon citratus
Also Known As:Vervaine
Plant Part Used:Steam distilled from finely chopped leaves.
Aroma:Lemony, Green, Herbaceous
Color:Yellow to Amber
Blends With:Thyme, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit, Coriander, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Ginger
How Used:Smell is tangy and citrusy-lemon with a sweet, deep and rich earthy undertone.