Lemongrass (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:British Indian lemongrass, citronella, more...cochin lemongrass, cymbopogon citratus, cymbopogon flexuosus, East Indian lemongrass, fever grass, Guatemala lemongrass, Madagascar lemongrass, Melissa grass, sereh, West Indian lemongrass
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Suggested Dosing

Tea

1-2 tsps lemongrass/6 oz water

Topical

Dosage varies

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Suggested Uses

Oral

Gastrointestinal spasms, stomachache, hypertension, convulsions, pain and neuralgia, vomiting, cough, rheumatism, fever, common cold, and exhaustion

Topical

Headache, stomachache, abdominal pain, and musculoskeletal pain.

Inhalation

Aromatherapy for musculoskeletal pain

Efficacy

Insufficient reliable information regarding efficacy. More studies are needed

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                    Adverse Effects

                    Allergic reactions (topical use), increased amylase, increased bilirubin, toxic alveolitis (inhaled use)

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                    Warnings

                    Contraindications

                    None reported

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                    Pregnancy & Lactation

                    Pregnancy Category: avoid use

                    Lactation: avoid use

                    Pregnancy Categories

                    A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

                    B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

                    C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

                    D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

                    X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

                    NA: Information not available.

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                    Pharmacology

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