Lemongrass is an exquisite plant that grows in tropical and subtropical parts of the world, used for both cooking and herbal medicine purposes. The magic of this plant really lies in the oil, which is extracted from the leaves and stalk of the plant exuding a citrus scent.
Here’s what lemongrass can be used for, according to Healthline.com:
Did you know that lemongrass has antibacterial properties? According to Healthline.com, lemongrass is a natural remedy that helps heal wounds and prevents any risk of infections.
It is effective against a number of drug-resistant bacteria that could cause; skin infections, pneumonia, blood infections and serious intestinal infections.
Lemongrass proved to be effective against four types of fungi. One type of fungi causes athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch. It has been proved that 2.5% of the solution must have lemongrass oil in order for effective treatment.
Chronic inflammation causes many health problems such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Lemongrass contains an anti-inflammatory compound called citral which provides relief to these health conditions.
Antioxidants help your body fight off any radicals that may be a danger to your cells. Lemongrass oil helps to hunt down these radicals and the mouthwash oil could potentially be a therapy for non-surgical dental procedures and gingivitis.
Prevent gastric ulcers and nausea relief:
Lemongrass is used for digestive problems, from stomachaches to gastric ulcers. The plant is found in a number of herbal teas and supplements that could be a great help for nausea especially.
Lemongrass helps to slow this horrible bug down and unlike other medication which often causes constipation, the natural, lemongrass way will not leave you in that kind of peril! The natural way really is the best way.
Traditionally, lemongrass is used to treat high cholesterol and manage heart disease too.
Blood sugar and lipids:
Lemongrass lowers blood sugar levels and also changes lipid parameters while it increases HDL (high-density lipoprotein), or good cholesterol levels.
Stress and anxiety reliever:
Lemongrass oil is often good to use when going for a massage. A study shown proved that participants who used this oil once a week for 3 weeks had lower diastolic blood pressure.
Headaches and migraine reliever:
It is said that lemongrass has a compound in it called eugenol, which has similar abilities to your normal asprin. Eugenol prevents blood platelets from clotting together. It also releases serotonin which is a hormone that regulates moods, sleep, appetite and cognitive functions.