Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass, lemon verbena or lemongrass, is a tropical herbaceous plant. Cultivated for its stems and leaves with aromatic qualities, it is a traditional ingredient of Southeast Asian cuisine to give a lemony taste to dishes. It is also used as a mosquito repellent.
Latin name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
PHYLOGENETIC CLASSIFICATION :
With its high concentration of geranial and neral, lemongrass oil is effective against influenza and cold viruses.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves
Extraction process: Distillation with water vapor
The biochemical composition is likely to evolve according to the conditions of production:
Géranial: 40% -55%
Neral: 30% -40%
Geraniol: 5% -10%
Geranyl Acetate: 1% -5%
Limonene: 1% -2%