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Lemongrass Oil Benefits And Uses

August 15, 2019

Jordan: Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin, CEO of,
where we believe food is medicine. I’m your host for Ancient Medicine Today,
where we’re going to discuss lemongrass essential oil, its benefits, and how to use it. Lemongrass smells amazing, but you know what? It’s not a lemon, and it’s not even a grass. Discuss. Lemongrass actually is a grass. It has an aromatic aroma and it’s great for
so many things. I defuse lemongrass every day. It is my wife’s favorite essential oil. People that walk into our home just love it,
but there’s more to it than just a pleasant aroma walking into your house. What is lemongrass? Well, you can see it here. It kind of looks, to me, like a spring onion,
or what my grandmother used to call a scallion. And they smell amazing. There are, sort of, more leafy areas of lemongrass,
and where it grows, everywhere you step is a pleasant aroma. But lemongrass is a serious, powerful remedy,
and we’re going to tell you why in just a moment. But if you’re somebody that loves essential
oils, I want to encourage you to check out We have articles on lemongrass and so many
other oils, how to use them in do-it-yourself recipes, and we have a myriad of other benefits
on herbal remedies, homeopathy, various health conditions. And join hundreds of thousands subscribing
to the Dr. Axe YouTube channel, where we have hundreds of videos that’ll transform your
health. And if you know someone that needs lemongrass
oil or wants to know how use it, make sure to click that Share button below. So what does lemongrass do? Number one, it repels bugs. Citrus oils are good at repelling insects. Think citronella, lemon, orange, tangerine,
and lemongrass. I use lemongrass in a do-it-yourself bug spray. So put it right in there, awesome. Promotes skin health. Lemongrass is great for your skin. We’ll tell you how to use it in just a moment. It’s a natural deodorizer. As I mentioned, lemongrass oil, defused or
simply put in your hand, rubbed, you can inhale it, you can put it in a little spray bottle
with water, and it’s also a great, sort of, hand sanitizer, but it also deodorizes the
room. And any surface you put it on, it’s great
as a cleaner as well.  Lemongrass oil has been shown in studies to
treat gastric ulcers due to its powerful compounds. That is pretty amazing. Lemongrass oil, defused or combined with other
oils, can be a fever reducer. Lemongrass oil can lower cholesterol. And lemongrass oil can help conquer or treat
yeast infections caused by candida. Wow, that is a powerful punch for a little
oil. Lemongrass smells great, lemongrass is powerful
for you in multiple ways, and look at all those benefits. This is pretty awesome. Couple of cautions. Because lemongrass stimulates menstrual flow,
women who are pregnant should not use it. Also not recommended for children or nursing
mothers. And lemongrass can be toxic to cats. Cats won’t eat lemongrass in the wild. There’s a reason. A lot of these essential oils are powerful
and they don’t work well with pets. So pregnant women and cats, stay away from
lemongrass. Everybody else, it’s amazing. Lemongrass essential oil can repel insects. Promotes healthy skin. It’s a natural deodorizer to surfaces and
rooms. Treats gastric ulcers. You can take it orally if it’s labeled as
a dietary supplement. Helps reduce fever. Lowers cholesterol. And can help fight candida yeast infections.  Folks, essential oils are a must-have in your
medicine cabinet. They may be all the rage today, but to some
they’re the best-kept secret. So if you know somebody who wants to learn
about essential oils and add lemongrass to their repertoire, please make sure to click
that Share button because we’re talking about the benefits of lemongrass.  And by the way, if you want more information
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  • Reply newphillygirl August 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I'm using it in my DIY deodorant??

  • Reply DivinBijou August 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I just watched this video live on Lemongrass and Jordan Rubin made the comment not to use this oil on cats but in their book Essential Oil Ancient Medicine in the pet section they list 14 different recipes and give instructions for applying Lemongrass to your pets. NOWHERE do they say "do not use on cats". So what is the truth? Who is telling the truth? Jordan Rubin or is the book telling the truth?

  • Reply Tiffany Irizarry August 25, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    This may be a silly question but is there a difference between the oil and the essential oil? Do these benefits apply to both?

  • Reply Happy Michie Worriah August 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    hi CEO

  • Reply chillette August 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    how does it promote skin health?

  • Reply Heidi R August 25, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I have lemongrass essential oil.

  • Reply ZT lehmann August 25, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    i love many essential oils, but lemongrass i dont like, it gives me a headach and makes me feel sick…

  • Reply marrbrtrs August 25, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks dude

  • Reply White Wing August 25, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    how do u use it for Candida. my daughter gets yeast infections all the time.

  • Reply Gwen Livi August 25, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Love starting my mornings off with these videos❤

  • Reply Lorraine Lavin August 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Thx Dr Josh

  • Reply Mel August 25, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    How does it promote skin health & lower cholesterol?? PLEASE GET BACK TO ME..thanks!

  • Reply Lourdes Gayas August 25, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you doc,I admire your video very much,God bless.

  • Reply Sacred Geometry August 25, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    DoTerra essential oil suggest using lemon grass right on the throat for a Hashimoto's . Ginger is also good for Hashimoto's right on the throat too.

  • Reply mahes letchumanan August 26, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Hi Rubin. Lemongrass is great and very effective to relieve muscle pain and other aches and pains. Please add that to your list.

  • Reply Jacqueline Steele August 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    So how do I use Lemongrass for thrush, anyone.

  • Reply Isabel Pieterse August 26, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Always love your videos! Just one thing… its driving me nuts… please adjust the camera height a little bit higher or the same height as the presenters eyes… it is much more flattering.

  • Reply Joe Threats August 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm


  • Reply mrmet15 August 28, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Cold you please provide more detail on how to use the lemongrass oil for the following uses

    Skin Health
    Treating Gastric Ulcers
    Treating Candida/Yeast Infections

    How do you take them, how do you make and mix them, ect..

  • Reply Jorge Morales August 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    You guys are my heroes! Thank you

  • Reply Shinger Exploit August 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I always watch this at my chiropractor ?‍⚕️

  • Reply Brad Van Buren August 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    The video didn't explain how to use it for skin health

  • Reply Jody Gatlin August 31, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Love your videos! What brand or brands do you trust?

  • Reply Robin Rose September 2, 2017 at 2:27 am

    What brands do you recommend?

  • Reply Robin Rose September 2, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Please do a video on diffusing oil ❤️❤️????

  • Reply MiaNaomi Post September 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    It also slows hair shedding and I used it to grow back bald spots from alopecia. Love lemongrass but I'm on hiatus being pregnant. I can't even stand the smell right now. Lol

  • Reply Isabel Smiles September 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Can u do a DIY video on bug repellent.

  • Reply Helena Marques October 1, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hi, can you do a video on Gilbert Síndrome?

  • Reply Greg blair October 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Yea that great am from Clarendon Jamaica planting some now here is my number 18768516916

  • Reply Lourdes Gayas November 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you doc for the great info.God bless

  • Reply Patricia white November 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I wish they would take a few minutes to tell us how to mix these oils and with what in each of their essential oil videos.

  • Reply Alexa Link November 19, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    True smells good and I use on my soaps

  • Reply stella duru November 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Lemongrass is my best essential oil. I use it in soaps and deodorization and it smells heavenly. Thanks for the video.

  • Reply Lourdes Gayas January 5, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Thank you doc,Josh

  • Reply tg76 March 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Do not use Lemongrass essential oil neat on skin as it is highly sensitising and can cause allergic or adverse reactions in those with sensitve skins. Always dilute in a base oil of your preference first, e.g. sweet almond, grapeseed, coconut etc, then add 1 to 3 drops of the essential oil and mix together before use. If you're not sure about skin sensitivity, just start with 1 drop per 5ml of base oil first to be safe. I'm a qualified aromatherapist btw.

  • Reply Perla Martinez April 3, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I’ve had brain surgery since months of age I am 33 years old and I was diagnosed depression about ten years ago and I am still drinking medication but I’ve been reading and you should not drink for a life time antidepressants I just wonder I still get sometime panic attacks but what can I do to not depend on the medication please I would like to know

  • Reply Amber S April 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    I was wondering which kind of essential oils were safe to diffuse around cats and dogs?

  • Reply Adam Blumer April 27, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Not much here on how to use it other than to rub it on my hands and sniff it. Will it burn me without a carrier oil? Very possibly. Doesn't it help with muscle aches? If so, do I apply it directly to sore muscles? This one was a bit lacking on practical uses.

  • Reply Mrs Philo May 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Hi, I am a new subscriber to your channel. plz tell me what is Lemon myrtle essential oil an its uses?

  • Reply fu aad xuseen May 13, 2018 at 4:10 am

    I have a cat what do I do if I wanted to lemongrass essential oil

  • Reply Triggerhappy Ranch June 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    We use it to scent swarm lure traps to add hives in the apiary.

  • Reply Serendipidy June 21, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Lemongrass cures my gum disease. Hello healthy teeth. ?

  • Reply Oluwatosin Francis July 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    How can it be used to fight Candida or Yeasts infection

  • Reply Offgrid Life July 22, 2018 at 6:40 am

    lemongrass oil deluded spray repel cats

  • Reply Linda D'Orsi September 13, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    skip ahead to 1:40

  • Reply QueenWeezy™ September 13, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    It smells like tea to me.. I just bought t and smelled it for the first time and I like it.. it’s one of the only ones that I’ve used, where the smell sticks around for a while

  • Reply I. Ehrenfest September 14, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Hi! Do you think you could make a video on which oils you should not diffuse if you have dogs?

  • Reply XxXxDominator October 4, 2018 at 3:04 am

    did josh axe sabotage this video the frame rate is out of sync and quite the opposite quality of the typical videos on the channel

  • Reply swetha sri October 4, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Hi doctor is that useful for skin wards on fingers….. please reply . Thanks

  • Reply Justina Razo October 18, 2018 at 12:55 am

    You 4got gum disease .. I dilute coconut oil w/lemongrass n use it like a mouthwash. It loosens the tarter n plaque

  • Reply 888,888_ fiery_mercaba January 2, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Jordan Rubin, how is Dr. Josh Axe, in that you are doing the presentation?
    Also, at "3:08," you said "….not recommended for children….," but how young are you talking about? My maternal grandmother, who was definitely very much into naturopathy, used to give me lemon grass tea to drink when I was a boy. Can you elaborate? Thanks in advance.

  • Reply peace and love February 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you Jordan!!you're amezing!! I watched your interview on its Supernatural show. That's awesome! God bless you.

  • Reply karysg February 19, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    its not a citrus

  • Reply Angela Gavin February 28, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Lemongrass safe to diffuse with dogs?

  • Reply Kadamawi Moffett March 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    We have so much on our farm in Guyana South America

  • Reply Winter White March 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Uh…those onions are STILL called scallions.

  • Reply Angela Umstattd March 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Can I diffuse lemongrass oil in my home with cats?

  • Reply striplett1976 April 9, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Which brand is the best essential oils to get?

  • Reply Bea Mosh May 5, 2019 at 11:58 am

    We test it each and every day. We give to the people in town. It works wonders

  • Reply The Daily Digestion July 19, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Great video!!! Thank you!!!???❤️??

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