Lemongrass

 

Scientifically known as Cymbopogan citrates, lemongrass is a herb that is used for its culinary and medicinal uses.

USES:

  • Pesticide/insect repellent
  • Antifungal/antibacterial
  • The oil is used to treat ringworm
  • Used to treat fever by inducing sweating
  • Calm upset stomachs/diarrhoea
  • Alleviates headaches
  • Treats lice, athlete’s foot, and scabies
  • Alleviates cold symptoms
  • Perfumes and soaps
  • Aids with insomnia
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Aids with stress and anxiety
  • Relieves muscle pains
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Good source of vitamins A and C, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and manganese
  • Some studies say lemongrass has anti-cancer properties
  • Aids with arthritis and gout
  • Used to treat skin problems such as acne

 

 CAUTION:

Undiluted lemongrass oil can cause skin irritation, rashes, and burning sensations. Not recommended for children, pregnant women, and nursing women.

People with liver or kidney disease should consult a doctor before using this herb.

 

REFERENCES:

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/lemongrass.html

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-lemongrass.html

http://www.gourmetgarden.com/en/herb/198/lemongrass

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbopogon

http://www.motherearthliving.com/plant-profile/an-herb-to-know-26.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/lemongrass-oil.aspx

http://lemongrassherbal.blogspot.com.au/p/lemongrass-benefits.html