Lemongrass – A Powerhouse Plant

“Lemongrass has a history of medicinal use among several cultures worldwide for a variety of conditions, including digestive disorders, fevers, menstrual disorders, joint pain, inflammation and nervous conditions. It is also a natural mosquito repellant which can be simply rubbed on the skin.”

 

Other benefits include:

Prevent infection — Terpenes, ketones, aldehyde and esters are compounds in lemongrass that fight numerous infections4 Alleviate anxiety — Beyond the relaxing aspects of drinking hot tea, lemongrass aromatherapy may reduce tension, and quickly5
Boost red blood cell count — One study showed that lemongrass tea significantly increased red blood cells in all 105 participants6 Enhance oral health — A study found that among 12 herbs, lemongrass extracts were one of the most effective against cariogenic streptococci7
Reduce bloating — A high dose or prolonged treatment with a low dose of lemongrass tea suggested renal function improvement8 Relieve pain — Noted as having a significant “antinociceptive” effect9
Fight free radicals — Unstable atoms that can cause premature aging and damage cells, cause premature aging and, ultimately, a host of diseases Decrease inflammation — Citral is one compound in lemongrass oil that lowered skin cell inflammation in one study.10

 

Read our previous article for tips and tricks on growing lemongrass in your own home!

Click to read the original article by Dr. Mercola


Sources: 

“The Inflammation-Fighting Compounds of Lemongrass Tea” by Dr. Mercola

 

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