Benefits of Lemongrass

Sep 2 07:26 2016 Chai Yong Print This Article

Lemongrass being a tropical plant is always used in dishes. Beside culinary uses, it has many other benefits.

Lemongrass is a tropical plant which is commonly well known for its culinary usage in cuisines. It is used in tea,Guest Posting soup and curry. Besides culinary uses, it has many other benefits.

  1. Insect repellent

Lemongrass has citral, citronellol, citronellal and geraniol contents. All these ingredients make lemongrass a source of natural insect repellent. You may buy lemongrass insect repellent in most of the supermarkets.

  1. Natural air freshener

Lemongrass has special lemon flavor. It can be used as vaporizer. You may add in other aroma like lavender etc to make it a special natural air freshener.

  1. Improve digestion

Lemongrass has antiseptic compound. It kills bacteria and parasites in the digestion system. It stimulates bowel movement and hence improving digestion. In so doing, it can cure indigestion and constipation. It also prevents gastrointestinal disorder like gastric ulcer etc.

  1. Lower cholesterol levels

Lemongrass helps to oxidize the LDL cholesterol in the blood and hence preventing accumulation of lipids in the blood vessels. As cholesterol is under control, it protects us against cardiac disorder.

  1. Cure flu and cold

Traditionally, lemongrass is known as fever grass. It induces sweating and lowers fever. Its vitamin C may boost the body immune system. Besides, it also reduces mucus and phlegm.

  1. Detoxify body

By increasing the quantity and frequency of urination, lemongrass removes uric acid, harmful toxic waste out of the body.

  1. Anti-cancer

It may fight against cancer especially skin cancer and breast cancer.

  1. Cure infection

Lemongrass is antiseptic. Its citral and limonene content can kill bacteria and fungus. It is quite effective in the treatment of infection like ringworm, athlete’s food, sores etc.

  1. Skin care

Lemongrass (essential oil) can strengthen skin tissue and tone up pores. It helps in tightening and uplifting of sagging skin. It is effective in cleansing oily and acne-prone skin. Try to add lemongrass essential oil in shampoo, soap lotion and apply it to skin. You may get positive results.

  1. Aromatherapy

Lemongrass contains ingredients such as limonene, citronellol, citronellal, myrcene, dipentene etc which are antifungal and antiseptic. It gives out refreshing smell and helps revitalizing and refreshing our body. Its natural astringent and toning qualities help to stimulate blood circulation.

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Chai Yong
Chai Yong

The author is in the food and beverage business. He is selling fresh curry leaf, fresh lemongrass and fresh kaffir lime leaf on line.

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