100% African BLUEGRASS Essential Oil

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Size: 10ml

Latin Name: Cymbopogon Validus

Irwashu (Xhosa), Tamboekie (Afrikaans)

This aromatic grass grows in the high rainfall mountainous areas in the eastern regions of South Africa. It is related to Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon Citratus) and Citronella (Cymbopogon Nardus) both of which are good insect repellents. Its green sheaths have blue hues and its botanical name alludes to its shape - Greek kumbe means 'boat' and pogon means 'bearded' or shape of the ducts.

It is traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties

Quirky Indigenous Uses:

  • used as an anointing oil in holy rites
  • used to make traditional brooms
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