The higher myrcene content in this specific lemongrass oil makes it a powerful pain reliever. (Dr. Jane Buckle stresses the pain relieving effects of this lemongrass.)
Lemongrass is an effective as an antibacterial, effective against both gram- and gram+ pathogens. The citral in lemongrass makes it a skin irritant. Recent research indicates that Lemongrass vapors, by diffusion, are more effective against MRSA than those of any other essential oil tested. This indicates that diffusing Lemongrass to cleanse an area, or inhaling from a personal inhaler could be an effective part of an anti-staph or anti-MRSA routine.
Historically, the herbal form of Lemongrass has been used in traditional Indian medicine for infectious illnesses and fever. Recent research indicates that it has a sedating effect on the central nervous system.
The essential oil is stimulating and invigorating. It is helpful for treating symptoms of jet lag, clearing the head, and relieving fatigue.
Lemongrass essential oil is considered an excellent physical tonic. It is said to boost the parasympathetic nervous system which hastens recovery from illness. Battaglia states that Lemongrass stimulates glandular secretions and muscles to aid in digestion. Thus it could be useful for colitis, indigestion, and gastroenteritis.
Lemongrass is an effective skin toner, said to be effective for tightening open pores. There are those who recommend it for treating acne and oily skin. I do not recommend using it on troubled skin since it can be a skin irritant. Maximum safe dermal dilution is 0.7%.