Lemon grass (cymbopogon citratus) is commonly used in herbal tea, or used raw, crushed or powdered. It is also used in cooking such dishes as soups or curry. Lemon grass is known for its ability to aid in digestive health, pain relief as well as for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Here is how it can help and how it can be used.
The use of the leaves and the stalk have been said to render a variety of beneficial results. Lemongrass has been reported to have antimicrobial and antibacterial qualities, which can help heal infections both internally and externally. It also is said to have anti-fungal and antiseptic qualities that have led to its use in topical compounds for the treatment of wounds, insect bites and other skin irritations. It is said to have astringent qualities, which not only aid in the clotting of blood in open wounds, but also promote proper blood circulation and prevent contraction of hair follicles, gums and blood vessels.
Lemon grass tea is also an excellent detoxifying agent.. It eliminates the harmful elements in the body such as uric acids, contaminants and bad cholesterol. It also improves the blood circulation as well as the digestive system. Strong antioxidants are another great benefit to those who drink the tea on a regular basis. Also lemongrass tea benefits those who are suffering from high blood pressure, insomnia. It has a calming component which naturally relaxes the body’s muscles and nerves. It is also advised for people who have anxiety, depression and those who are prone to stress, just the aroma alone can bring about these positive benefits.