Lemongrass comes from Asia and blooms all year round. It has a lemon scent and a milder and sweeter taste than lemons. It is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A and C, magnesium, zinc, folate, manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron.
- It is commonly used as a natural remedy for stomach pain, abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation, indigestion and heartburn. It also relieves us from the symptoms of gastroenteritis.
- It reduces the absorption rate of cholesterol and the prevention of bad cholesterol in the blood. This means it prevents plaque build-up in the arteries, as well as cardiovascular disease.
- The antifungal and antibacterial properties of lemongrass along with its high levels of vitamin C make it the best herb for treating colds and flu. It strengthens the immune system and will help fight infections.
- If consumed on a daily basis, it helps to improve the quality of breast milk. The anti-microbial properties of the plant will keep the baby healthy and prevent any kind of infections as it grows.
- It is therefore detoxifying and is often recommended to those who want to lose weight and rid their body of toxins. Drinking its decoction is believed to help the body, giving a sense of well-being at the same time.
- It stops diarrhea and bleeding.
- Diuretic, recommended in cases of kidney stones.
- It is very soothing especially in cases of chronic bronchitis and respiratory diseases.
- Relieves migraines.
- Against bad breath.
- It acts against hypertension, reducing blood pressure and enhancing blood circulation.
- It relieves pain associated with all kinds of inflammation, whether it's joint pain or muscle pain or even a toothache.
How to use: Put 1 teaspoon in a mug of hot water for 6-8 minutes. Strain and add, if desired, sugar, honey or any sweetener of your choice.