Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus). Out of the 50+ varieties of lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus is 1 of the 2 categorized by the US FDA as safe for human consumption, including its distillates, essential oil and hydrosol. See the list here.

Lemongrass

Bronchodilator

Essencia lemongrass essential oil

Bronchodilator, a substance that cause the bronchial muscles to relax and allow better airflow to the lungs.

If you cannot smell anything due to sickness or rare conditions, try our lemongrass and citronella essential oils. Smell, feel, experience the difference!

Instead of nebulizers, burn our oils using burners or vaporizers. A drop or 2 will do. Sit to as much as 4 feet away and inhale for 5 minutes. Breathe again without suffering the negative side effects of salbutamol or albuterol.

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THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Lemongrass is only considered as "food / herb" by the FDA and not as a traditional medicine. The DOH (Department of Health) has lemongrass in its 100 Philippine traditional medicines more than 30 years ago. Only lagundi has fully passed the "traditional medicinal plant" category duly recognized by the FDA.

Please note that we are not advocating that people should stop using western medication. But we would like to make you aware that there are alternative traditional therapies that can be very effective to help treat conditions and create a healthier and more vital you.

 

Exact quote

1,8-cineole is a monoterpene and a principal component of Cymbopogon citratus (Kumar et.al., 2013). This monoterpene is also found in eucalyptus.

"Further action of 1,8-cineole in the airway was shown in a study carried out in guinea pigs and Wistar rats involving the broncodilatory activity of this monoterpene when compared to the effects of phenoterol, an adrenergic beta-2 agonist that is used as a bronchodilator and tocolytic. 1,8-Cineole (1–30 mg/kg) and phenoterol exhibited similar efficacy in decreasing, in vivo, rat bronchial resistance (66.7 ± 3.2% vs. 72.1 ± 5.3%, respectively), showing a relaxant activity of 1,8-cineole in the rat and guinea pig (nonsensitized and ovalbumin-sensitized) airway smooth muscle by a nonspecific mechanism [25]. In humans, a double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-center-study was performed employing 242 patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that received 200 mg of cineole or placebo three times daily as concomitant therapy for six months during winter-time. The therapy with 1,8-cineole reduced exacerbations as well as dyspnea and improved lung function and health status. The study suggested that 1,8-cineole acted as an active controller of airway inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by interfering in the pathophysiology of airway inflammation of the mucus membrane."

Sources

Kumar, Peeyush; Mishra, Sapna; Malik, Anushree; Satya, Santosh, Housefly ( Musca domestica L.) control potential of Cymbopogon citratus Stapf. (Poales: Poaceae) essential oil and monoterpenes (citral and 1,8-cineole), January 2013, Parasitology Research;Jan2013, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p69

Heinrich, W.; Christian, S.; Uwe, D. Concomitant therapy with Cineole reduces exacerbations in COPD: A placebo-controlled double-blind trial. Respir. Res. 2009, 10, 69