Essence of the Week: Lemongrass...

Lemongrass is an aromatic perennial grass that thrives in warm, tropical climates. She has been used as medicine as well as cooking for thousands of years. Lemongrass is native to India and Sri Lanka, and grows abundantly in the tropical areas of the globe.

Lemongrass is anti-septic, anti-parasitic, and anti-fungal. She helps to build the immune system, stimulate the liver and digestive system, and bring harmony to the nervous system. For the soft tissue, Lemongrass tones the muscles, relieves pain, and heals inflammation. She is a strong insect repellent and sedative. Lemongrass is a facial toner, skin cleanser, deodorant, and pore tightener. She helps get rid of blackheads and balances oily skin. The mind becomes more alert, and the body becomes more at ease when she is anointed. This amazing plant also helps increase lactation for breastfeeding women.

Lemongrass is an emotional harmonizer. She helps to release inner blocks, calm the mind and body when feeling stressed, and let go of negativity. She is a wonderful ally when grieving by offering great emotional support. Lemongrass clears the way and helps to lighten heavy emotions. Use her to open the solar plexus chakra, activate willpower, and ignite the power of Hope.

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