Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Flexuosus
  • Alternative Names: East Indian Lemongrass, Malabar Lemongrass, Fever grass
  • Botanical Family: Poaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Geranial
  • Other Main Constituents: Neral
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against foodborne multidrug-resistant enterococci and aeromonads in planktonic and biofilm state

Quendera AP, Barreto AS, Semedo-lemsaddek T Food Science and Technology International, 2018 ABSTRACT: The selection and use of natural compounds with antimicrobial activity against foodborne pathogens is of major importance. The present study evaluated the antimicrobial activity of commercial essential oils against multidrug-resistant Enterococcus spp. and Aeromonas spp. Cymbopogon flexuosus and Thymus vulgaris essential oils… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of the Burkholderia cepacia complex

Vasireddy L, Bingle LEH, Davies MS PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are an important cause of opportunistic or nosocomial infections that may be hard to treat due to a high incidence of multidrug resistance. We characterised a collection of 51 clinical isolates from this complex, assigning them to 18… Read more »

Antihyperlipidemic and anti-hyperglycemic effects of Cymbopogon jwarancusa in high-fat high-sugar diet model

Khan SJ, Afroz S, Khan RA Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Hyperlipidemia is the root cause for development of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension and cerebral palsy. Cymbopogon jwarancusa is an aromatic grass (Rusha grass, khavi grass) belonging to family Poaceaea. C. jwarancusa essential oil is famous for its use… Read more »

Antihyperlipidemic and anti-hyperglycemic effects of Cymbopogon jwarancusa in high-fat high-sugar diet model

Khan SJ, Afroz S, Khan RA Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Hyperlipidemia is the root cause for development of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension and cerebral palsy. Cymbopogon jwarancusa is an aromatic grass (Rusha grass, khavi grass) belonging to family Poaceaea. C. jwarancusa essential oil is famous for its use… Read more »

Nanoemulsions containing Cymbopogon flexuosus essential oil: Development, characterization, stability study and evaluation of antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities

da Silva Gündel S, de Souza ME, Quatrin PM, Klein B, Wagner R, Gündel A, Vaucher RA, Santos RCV, Ourique AF Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: The increase of microbial resistance generates the search for new substances with antimicrobial potential. The essential oil of Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass) stands out in the literature for its antimicrobial, insecticide… Read more »

Lemongrass essential oil and citral inhibit Src/Stat3 activity and suppress the proliferation/survival of small-cell lung cancer cells, alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents

Maruoka T, Kitanaka A, Kubota Y, Yamaoka G, Kameda T, Imataki O, Dobashi H, Bandoh S, Kadowaki N, Tanaka T International Journal of Oncology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is intractable due to its high propensity for relapse. Novel agents are thus needed for SCLC treatment. Lemongrass essential oil (LG-EO) and its major constituent,… Read more »

Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon giganteus essential oils have cytotoxic effects on tumor cell cultures. Identification of citral as a new putative anti-proliferative molecule

Bayala B, Bassole IHN, Maqdasy S, Baron S, Simpore J, Lobaccaro JA Biochimie, 2018 ABSTRACT: Cymbopogon species are used as traditional remedies in Burkina Faso for treating several diseases. We aimed to study the effects of their essential oils on cancer cell lines. For that purpose, Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. and Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov. were… Read more »

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil demonstrated anti-inflammatory effect in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts

Han X, Parker TL Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) essential oil (LEO), which has citral as its main component, has exhibited anti-inflammatory effect in both animal and human cells. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of a commercially available LEO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts. We first studied the impact of… Read more »

Effects of lemongrass oil and citral on hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes, oxidative stress, and acetaminophen toxicity in rats

Li CC, Yu HF, Chang CH, Liu YT, Yao HT Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2018 ABSTRACT: The essential oil from a lemongrass variety of Cymbopogon flexuosus [lemongrass oil (LO)] is used in various food and aroma industry products and exhibits biological activities, such as anticancer and antimicrobial activities. To investigate the effects of… Read more »