Inhale it, apply it, drink it! Whatever you do with it, Lemongrass provides a multitude of benefits for our overall wellbeing.
Lemongrass is what gives Thai cooking its distinct flavor, the first scent that hits you when you enter a spa anywhere in the world and it’s the most preferred green tea offered on this globe.
Lemongrass is the most common component of any form of mosquito repellent and those Oh! so lovely cosmetics, which are an essential part of every woman’s beauty regime and some males beauty regimes too!
So steep yourself a cup of lemongrass tea with a hint of ginger and a dash of honey and sit back and relax while we take a journey of the benefits of this wonderful herb.
Remove Stomach Related Diseases
Lemongrass has a cooling effect which helps to keep the digestive functions in check. Citral, a component of Lemongrass, helps to digest food. Its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties prevent diseases caused by many pathogens. Stomach aches, nausea, constipation and diarrhea are easily prevented by anti-inflammatory properties of lemongrass.
Detoxifies the Body
Lemongrass has diuretic properties which increases the frequency of urination. As a result it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body. The functions of many body organs are regulated as a result of detoxification, especially of liver and kidney.
Helps in Absorbing Nutrients
Lemongrass helps in the absorption of nutrients which strengthens the immune system. Vitamin C present in lemongrass also helps in the absorption of iron.
Helpful in Fighting Colds and Decongestion
Lemongrass is a source of vitamin C which helps to boost immunity and fight colds. Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, it helps to prevent and fight cold, cough and flu.
Extremely Helpful for Children Too
Lemongrass is helpful in reducing urinary tract infections which is very common in children. It is great for detoxification of a child’s body. Lemongrass helps in preventing frequent stomach aches and indigestions which almost all kids suffer with. It provides relief from inflammations which might be a result of injury during play. It also provides relief from muscle and joint pains. Lemongrass has Vitamin A and Vitamin C which helps a child to prevent acne and pimples in later years of life. It also had a calming effect and helps a child sleep better.
Gives Healthy and Shiny Skin
Lemongrass is an easily available source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These are essential nutrients to make skin healthy and glowing. It helps to clear the skin by increasing the blood circulation. The anti-fungal properties of Lemongrass also helps in preventing the eruptions of acne, pimples and eczema.
Antioxidants Reduce the Risk of Specific Cancers
Lemongrass is a good source of antioxidants. Free radicals have the potential to harm healthy cells and they may turn cancerous. Antioxidants are known to track down free radicals and remove the same. This ensures that the body has more healthy cells so the body becomes less prone to cancer.
Help in Reducing Bad Breath
Lemongrass is an inhibitor of bacterial growth. So chewing on a stalk of lemongrass or sipping lemon grass tea is a great way to keep the mouth feeling fresh and improve dental health.So now that we are aware of the benefits of this wonderful herb lemongrass, maybe it’s time to head to the local nursery to get your very own. It grows easily in a pot and it’s perennial! Not only will it be a ready source for your lemongrass tea but it will ward off the mosquitoes and keep the house smelling great!