Traditionally Used for:
Dandruff. Early research suggests that applying a lemongrass oil solution to the hair reduces dandruff in some people.
High cholesterol. Early research suggests that taking lemongrass oil by mouth does not reduce cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Early research suggests that applying lemongrass oil to the skin can decrease pain in adults with RA. However, more research is needed to know if this is more than just a placebo effect.
Yeast infection in the mouth (thrush). Early research suggests that drinking lemongrass tea decreases symptoms of thrush in people with HIV/AIDS.
Stomach and intestinal cramps.
High blood pressure.
Pain and swelling.
Achy joints (rheumatism).
Use as an antiseptic and astringent.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is LIKELY UNSAFE to take lemongrass by mouth during pregnancy. Lemongrass seems to be able to start menstrual flow, so there is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.