Essential Oil Profile (139 Kb)

Cymbopogen citratus – Morning heart starter

Therapeutic actions

Analgesic, antiseptic, digestive tonic, antidepressant, sedative, deodorant, general tonic.

  • Enhances: Awareness, clarity of thought, concentration, rejuvenation, vitality.
  • Reduces: Depression, mental exhaustion, nervousness, stress.
  • Digestive system: Colitis, flatulance, indegestion, sluggish liver.
  • Musculoskeletal system: Bruises, sciatica, sports injury, skin tone, poor circulation.
  • Nervous system: Depression, study aid, concentration, nervous exhaustion.
  • Integumentary system: Acene, tinea, excessive perspiration, open pores.
  • Other uses: Insect repellant – mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, lice.
Methods for use
  • Massage: Use up to 25 drops in 50mL of massage oil base.
  • Aromatic Bath: Add 5-10 drops in water, agitate to disperse.
  • Vaporiser: Use 8-10 drops in vaporiser dish.
Parts used

Fresh and partly dried leaves.

Method of extraction

Steam distillation.

Safety precautions

Non-toxic but may cause dermal irritation or sensitisation.


West India.