Benefits of Lemon Grass

Antibacterial

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.

 

Detoxifies

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

 

Digestion

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.

 

Blood Pressure

Since Lemon Grass is diuretic, it removes excess cholesterol, uric acid, toxin and fats from body. It stimulates blood circulation.

 

Pain Killer

Drinking Lemon Grass regularly reduces inflammation and related pains. It offers protection from muscle pain, toothache, headache and joint pain.

 

Herbal Remedy for Cancer

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.

References:

Guanasingh CB, Nagarajan S. Flavonoids of Cymbopogon citratus. Indian J Pharma Sci. 1981;43:115

Tangpu V, Yadav TA. Some Important Folklore Medicinal Plants Used by Tangkhul Nagas of Ukhrul District, Manipur. TX, USA: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants; 2006

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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