The Plant is aromatic, stimulant, diaphoretic, anthelmintic, and laxative. Leaves are chewed to cure sore gums. Oil is also used as an insect repellent.
Medicinal & Aromatherapy use:
Athlete’s foot, insect repellent, scabies, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, insufficient milk in breastfeeding mothers, colitis, indigestion, fevers, infections illness, headaches, nervous exhaustion, and other stress-related disorders.
The essential oil is used as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics, such as in soaps and creams. Citral, extracted from the oil, is used in flavouring soft drinks in scenting soaps and detergents, as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics, and as a mask for disagreeable odours in several industrial products.
Lemongrass is used in herbal teas and other nonalcoholic beverages in baked goods, and confections.