Monday, 6 June 2016

The benefits of lemongrass

Citronella, lemongrass (or Indian), or lemongrass, is a tropical herbaceous plant of the Poaceae
family (grasses), cultivated for its stems and leaves with aromatic qualities (lemon taste). It contains citronella.
With its culinary uses, lemongrass is useful in alternative or complementary remedies for a wide range of diseases
Fresh and dried lemon grass are easily available on the market. You can also get the essential oil of citronella and supplements.
Tea with lemon grass is mostly used in home remedies for various health problems.
Here are the top 10 health benefits of lemon grass:

1. Helps digestion
Lemongrass promotes healthy digestion. It has antiseptic
compounds that effectively kill the bad bacteria and parasites in the gut and repopulate the good bacteria in the colon.

This in turn helps treat digestive health problems such as indigestion, constipation, heartburn, diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, stomach spasms, vomiting and cramps. In addition, lemon grass has antimicrobial properties that help relieve gastroenteritis.

For a healthy digestive system, drink tea with lemon on a regular basis. Tea with lemongrass, however, is not recommended for small children.

2. Control cholesterol levels
The anti-cholesterol and citronella anti-atherosclerosis action helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine. Moreover, it contributes to the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol in the blood, which in turn helps prevent plaque buildup.
The high content of potassium in lemon grass also helps to reduce and regulate blood pressure.

Just drinking a cup of tea with lemon grass every day to help lower your cholesterol and reduce blood pressure. You can also take this plant as a supplement after consulting your doctor.

3. Cleans and detoxifies
Regular consumption of tea with lemon helps to cleanse and detoxify the body. Lemongrass diuretic nature helps to eliminate toxins, uric acid and bad cholesterol in the body by increasing the frequency and amount of urination. Urination also helps to cleanse the kidneys.
In addition, the cleaning properties of this tea
help to
purifying the liver, kidneys, bladder and pancreas. It also plays a key role in increasing blood circulation, which is important for overall health.

4. Helps heal colds and flu
Lemongrass has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help your body cope with cough, fever and other symptoms of colds and flu. Moreover, it is loaded with vitamin C, which boosts your immune system to fight infection.

5. Fight Cancer
A component called citral found in lemongrass causes apoptosis in cancer cells without damaging healthy cells. In other words, it causes cancer cells to commit suicide.
A study published in 2009 in the journal Clinical Pharmacology Fundamentals revealed that citral in lemongrass slows the growth of breast cancer cells in the laboratory.
In addition, there are many antioxidant properties that help lemongrass reduce your risk of cancer by fighting against free radicals.

6. Reduces Arthritis Pain
Due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, lemongrass helps to treat arthritis, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, gout and other types of joint pain. Its anti-inflammatory properties eliminates the activity of cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme involved in the inflammation that causes pain, especially in the joints.
In addition, lemon grass helps to relieve muscle spasms or sprains by relaxing the muscles, reducing the symptoms associated with pain.
You can mix citronella oil with coconut oil in a 1: 2 ratio and rub it on the affected area. Leave on for a few hours before rinsing. To do this, every day for several weeks.
You can also drink tea with lemongrass twice daily for best results.

7. Benefits for new moms
Lemongrass is very beneficial for new mothers who breastfeed their babies. It has galactagogue properties that help the
  breast milk production.
Breastfeeding mothers can drink one or two daily lemongrass tea cups.
Note: Lemongrass should be avoided during pregnancy.

8. Combat Depression
The antidepressant properties of lemongrass help treat depression. The herb also activates the release of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that fight against depression. Citronella relieves anxiety, boosts self-esteem, raises the spirits, gives confidence and improves mental strength.

Drink a cup of tea with lemongrass, when you feel depressed or have a low mood. Tea will help you stay calm and cool.

9. Reduces body odor
Citronella oil in a diluted form works as an effective deodorant. In fact, beauty experts are more effective lemongrass oil that most synthetic deodorants on the market.

10. Keeps skin healthy
Lemongrass is also beneficial for your skin. It can help relieve various skin problems, large pores to fungal infections.
Because of its antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal, lemongrass helps to limit bacterial or microbial growth on the skin. This helps to keep your skin free of infection by reducing the problems caused by bacterial or fungal infections.
Moreover, his actions as an astringent, minimizes pores, reduces oil secretion and makes the skin firm.
Dilute citronella oil with water or another database, such as olive oil before using.


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