Be Young Essential Oils
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is an essential oil used in deodorants, herbal teas, skin care products, fragrances, insect repellents, and for aromatherapy. Lemongrass is used in Cuban folk medicine for hypertension and as an anti-inflammatory. It is also used in Brazilian folk medicine in a tea called abafado as a sedative, and for gastrointestinal problems and fever.
Lemongrass has been shown to have antifungal properties in laboratory study, particularly against Candida species (Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida krusei, Candida parapsilosis, and Candida tropicalis). In preliminary study, lemongrass infusion had beneficial effects for the treatment of oral candidiasis in patients with HIV/AIDS.