plant-form of lemongrass is safe for most people, commonly used in food and
beverages. But the story could be slightly different for its essential oil,
highly-concentrated form. In higher concentrated amounts, the oil might cause
negative reaction for some people.
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side effects include allergic reaction, skin irritation, drowsiness, and
dizziness. To keep safe, always dilute the essential oil in carrier oil before
applying on the treatment area. Remember, the oil is absorbed into the skin. It
could be toxic if too much absorbed, too much used or if you apply it without
Also, do a patch test first to see whether it’s OK for your skin. And keep it away from sensitive areas such as the eyes or any mucous membranes.
more guidance, see a doctor before administering lemongrass essential oil for
your gout. This is particularly true if you also have certain conditions such
as being pregnant /breastfeeding, liver disease, respiratory condition, or
diabetes. Don’t use it to replace your regular gout treatment, unless under
your doctor’s supervision.