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LEMONGRASS

Lemongrass

Lemongrass, also known as fever grass, is a perennial plant with thin, long leaves that smells like lemon, but it tastes milder and sweeter. Due to its strong flavour, it is usually used in different Asian cuisines as a flavouring agent. Lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A and C, folic acid, folate, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese, making it extremely nutritious. It also has traces of vitamin B.

Besides being popularly used in different culinary styles, Lemongrass possesses a range of medicinal properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antipyretic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, galactogogue, insecticidal, sedative, and anti-cancer. Its stems, leaves and bulb are primarily used for

Lemongrass aids in treating various gastrointestinal problems such as stomach aches, diarrhea, gas, bowel spasms, vomiting, fever, the flu, and headaches. Also, mixing Lemongrass oil with other essential oils such as coconut oil helps in relieving back pains, rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains and other body pains.

Alternate Name

Cymbopogon citratus,Fever grass,Andropogon citratus, Andropogon flexuosus, British Indian Lemongrass, Capim-Cidrao, Ceylon Citronella Grass, Citronella, Citronnelle, Citronnelle de Ceylan, Citronnelle des Indes, Citronnelle de Java, Citronnelle de Madagascar, Cochin Lemongrass, Cymbopog

FAQ's

  • Is Lemongrass really useful in repelling mosquitoes?  
    Lemongrass contains citronella, which has strong citrus smell and is dislike by mosquitoes. Therefore &it is generally considered as good insect repellent.
  • How to eat Lemongrass?
    Lemongrass should be minced or crushed properly before eating.

Benefitting Actions

Antibacterial

Bacteria are microbial organisms that can have a harmful, beneficial or benign effect. Antibiotics or antibacterials, are antimicrobial agents used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Overuse of antibiotic drugs has allowed bacteria to develop resistance.

Lowers Cholesterol

High cholesterol can be the precursor to several cardiovascular problems. Adopting healthy eating habits and undergoing regular exercise can lower cholesterol naturally. Foods like garlic, oats, fatty fish, nuts, green tea, soy, red yeast rice, policosanol and plant sterols like sitostanol and beta-sitosterol can lower cholesterol.

Health Condition

Indigestion

Indigestion also called as dyspepsia is defined as pain or a sense of discomfort in the upper abdomen. Indigestion is caused when stomach acids break down the protective lining of the digestive system causing inflammation and irritation which in turn leads to symptoms of indigestion such as burping, bloating and nausea.

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