Since Lemon Grass has been found to have antimicrobial properties, it can be used to prevent bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
It is able to protect the body from microbial infection in stomach, colon, urinary tract, respiratory tract, wounds, prevent skin diseases, food poisoning, malaria, etc.
Lemon Grass acts as a diuretic, ie increasing the quantity and frequency of urination. This helps to cleanse the kidney, liver, pancreas, digestive tract, bladder and removes unwanted toxic substances through urine.
When uric acid and toxic substances are removed from the body, we are protected from arthritic pain. Frequent urination also helps to remove excess water with fats, thus helps with weight loss
Lemon Grass promotes relief from gastroenteritis and promotes digestion. It is excellent for those suffering from flatulence. The abdominal muscles are relaxed and allow gas to move down.
Since Lemon Grass is diuretic, it removes excess cholesterol, uric acid, toxin and fats from body. It stimulates blood circulation.
Drinking Lemon Grass regularly reduces inflammation and related pains. It offers protection from muscle pain, toothache, headache and joint pain.
There is potential that Lemon Grass maybe a natural herbal remedy to fight cancer. It contains active ingredient, Citral which has been reported to be beneficial in fighting cancer cells.
– Puatanachokchai R. Antimutagenicity, cytotoxicity and antitumor activity from lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus, Stapf) extract, Master’s thesis, Faculty of Medicine. Thailand: Chiang Mai University; 1994.
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