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Lemongrass Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings
- Australas J Dermatol 2002 Aug;43(3):211-3 -- Allergic contact dermatitis following exposure to essential oils. -- Bleasel N, Tate B, Rademaker M.
Lemongrass oil was listed as having a high reactivity in sensitive patients tested in dermatological centers in Europe.
- Contact Dermatitis 2002 Nov;47(5):279-87 -- Further important sensitizers in patients sensitive to fragrances. -- Frosch PJ, Johansen JD, Menne T, Pirker C, Rastogi SC, Andersen KE, Bruze M, Goossens A, Lepoittevin JP, White IR.
Lemongrass may have respiration-inhibitory effects. Use caution if you have breathing problems.
- Mycoses 1998 Nov;41(9-10):403-10 -- Antisporulating and respiration-inhibitory effects of essential oils on filamentous fungi. -- Inouye S, Watanabe M, Nishiyama Y, Takeo K, Akao M, Yamaguchi H.
Lemongrass may have an effect on cholesterol levels in the body.
- Lipids 1989 Aug;24(8):677-9 -- Impact of lemongrass oil, an essential oil, on serum cholesterol. -- Elson CE, Underbakke GL, Hanson P, Shrago E, Wainberg RH, Qureshi AA.
Several publications recommend avoiding lemongrass if you have gastrointestinal problems or if you are pregnant, planning to be, or breastfeeding.
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