Aromatherapy Pure Essential Oil Premium Grade. Lemongrass Cochin also known as East Indian Lemongrass oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal qualities as well as being a powerful insect repellant with a pleasant fresh lemony aroma. East Indian Lemongrass normally has a little higher Citral content than West Indian Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus). It is a valuable oil for exercise. Lemongrass stimulates and improves circulation to keep a healthy oxygen flow to the cells reducing lactic acid build up. Lactic acid occurs in the cells when they run out of oxygen and begin burning sugar instead. This leads to slowly increasing pain in the muscles after exercise and longer recovery time between work-outs. Lemongrass can also be used in deep tissue massages after exercise to draw lactic acid out of the tissues. It tightens and tones connective tissues while being one of the top essential oils chosen to dull pain sensations to the brain. Mentally, it is uplifting and energizing helping concentration to focus on the task at hand. As a mosquito repellant it is almost 100% effective against the mosquito species Anopheles cullicifacies which is a principal carrier of malaria. It has shown better results than some chemical repellants and said to last for up to 11 hours. Most natural repellants do not last for more than 5 hours and 7 hours is very good for a chemical repellant. Its low cost, wide range of uses and ability to blend with many other essential oils make Lemongrass a top choice among aromatherapists.