Medicinal and Health Beneficial Properties of LemonGrass

05. January 2017 Lemon Grass 0
Medicinal and Health Beneficial Properties of LemonGrass

Lemongrass leaves and oils are used in the making of many medicines and is also called the fever grass. The plant has thin and long leaves and is originally a plan of Asian countries. Like its name the plant smells like lemon and the taste is sweeter. Lemon grass is also used in many herbs as well.

Nutritionally, it is a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Along with a number of culinary uses, the herb is also used as a complementary remedy for a number of ailments. The main health beneficial properties of lemongrass include antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The stem, bulb and leaves of this plant are used for treatment of various diseases.

In many health issues the lemon grass tea is used and it can be brewed at home by stepping one teaspoon of dry or fresh lemon grass leaves in a cup of hot water. You can also add a spoon of honey to sweeten it.

Health Benefits:

Cholesterol: Due to the anti-hypercholesterolemic and anti-hyperlipidemias properties of lemongrass it helps in sustaining enough level of triglycerides and helps in reducing LDL cholesterol. Lemon grass can prevent the blood clot formation in the body and so promote the blood flow in the body and prevent the cardiac disorders.

Detoxification: Lemongrass herb helps in cleaning the internal organs of the body by flushing the harmful toxins out of the body. Detoxification regulates the body organs (like kidney and liver) and lowers the uric acid level. It increases the urinary frequency and maintain the digestive system by eliminating accumulated fats.

Insomnia: Lemongrass can calm the nerves and muscles and as a result of which it can induce deep sleep. Researchers have proved that lemon grass has the hypnotic and sedative properties which helps in improving the quality and duration of sleep.

Fever: Alternate name of Lemon grass is fever grass, as it can lower down the high fever. Lemon grass is highly used in Ayurvedic medicines due to its diaphoretic and anti-pyretic properties, which can induce sweating in fever.

Aches: Due to the analgesic properties of lemon grass, it can reduce headaches and migraines. The blood circulation of the body is improved due to the phytonutrients of the plant and relieves sprains, backaches and muscle cramps.

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