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Benefits of Lemon Grass

February 13, 2011  by: Reshma  Points: 10   Category: Health  Earning $0.30   Views: 962

Lemon grass, also known as citronella, is a native of India and Nepal. It is considered sacred herb by the ancients due to its magical healing and protecting properties.

         

It is one of the wondrous herb, has a light lemony scent, with a hint of ginger. Even today it is valued due to its ability to cure problems like fever and headache and also relieve from stress or insomnia, tension and anxiety. This tropical grass is well known for its aromatic citrus flavor, which when added to food item turns into an exotic delicacy. It is also used as a common scent in candles, perfumes and soaps.

It provides lot of health benefits for consumers as it has both antibacterial and anti fungal properties along with natural cleansing properties which help liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas and digestive tract.

It also helps in the healthy functioning of the digestive system by cutting down the levels of cholesterol, fat and toxins from one's body and aiding in the stimulation of blood circulation in the body, thereby protecting the heart. It also helps to strengthen the immunity system.

It also helps women in treating menstrual troubles and nausea. It also aids in the beautification process of the skin, by preventing the formation of pimples and acne and acts as a useful muscle and a tissue toner.
It can be also used as a mild insect repellant.

100 grams of Lemon grass, when boiled contain up to 24.205 micrograms of beta-carotene the powerful anti-oxidant that can help prevent cancer.
Lemon grass acts as a sedative for the central nervous system and also relieves from arthritic pain and rheumatism.

Two drops of concentrated lemon grass oil added to one ounce of organic almond oil or any oil, can be used as a massage oil for your body to moisturize your skin.




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Author: joeldgreat        
Posted Date: 02/14/2011    Points:2    

If I am correct, lemon grass is also abundant here in my country. It is an important part of one of our native dishes called "lechon baboy" (grilled pig). It makes this dish more appetizing and smells yummy. I don't know it really if its the same as what you have describe above.

UPDATE: I have searched Google and confirmed that we are talking about the same grass. Its locally known to my country as "tanglad".
Author: rekhas        
Posted Date: 02/14/2011    Points:2    

Awesome article, highly informative. Never knew that lemon grass had so many good qualities. It does smell good and refreshing. I guess lemon grass is used in tea, several dishes and foods. Nice information. Thanks for sharing.
Author: ushakiran        
Posted Date: 02/14/2011    Points:4    

I have lemon grass growing in my garden and I have a continuous request by friends to take some . It has grown wild and I am happy when someone wants to take it. I normally take out basket fulls and dry it . It can be used fresh as well for making tea and also Thai green chicken curry. It can be kept for months together after drying it. In fact I use it everyday - add a few leaves into my tea while the water is boiling, it gives it a wonderful flavor !
Author: Dr. Simran Kaur        
Posted Date: 11/29/2011    Points:1    

Good update Reshma on lemon grass. I first time hear it of lemon grass here, I have never heard of it before.

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