Healing Properties of Lemongrass
General uses of Lemongrass
• Cough, cold & sore throats
• High cholesterol
• Type 2 diabetes
• Rough, dry, scaly skin
• Kidney detoxification
• Relaxation & deep sleep
Healing Properties and Benefits of Lemongrass
Lemongrass has many health benefits and healing properties containing many compounds, oils, minerals and vitamins that are known to have anti-oxidant and disease preventing properties.
The primary chemical component in lemongrass is citral which has strong anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Lemongrass therefore inhibits microbial and bacterial growth in the body, both internally and externally, helping to prevent and cure bacterial infections in the colon, stomach, urinary tract and respiratory system.
Its leaves and stems are high in folic acid and essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1).
Lemongrass also contains many anti-oxidant minerals and vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Lemongrass oil when used in aromatherapy restores and revitalizes the whole body, helping to relieve the symptoms of headaches, body-aches, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.
Lemongrass tea can act as a diuretic and is highly effective in flushing toxins and waste out of the body; improving the function of many different organs including the liver, spleen and kidneys.
It can help you lose weight by shedding unnecessary water along with the impurities. This allows you to have more energy and process fat more effectively.
Many people use lemongrass as a calmative agent; to help them deal with anxiety and nervousness People who suffer from Insomnia report its ability to help them rest and sleep deeply.
Lemongrass may also have effects on cancer cells. There are many studies online and in medical journals illustrating how lemongrass kills cancer cells without harming normal cells.
Lemon grass has antimicrobial properties that make it an effective treatment for bacterial and fungal infections. It can be used to clean wounds and treat skin diseases such as ringworm, and to prevent food poisoning, staph infections, and other infections of the colon, stomach, and urinary tract. Lemon grass can also combat diseases such as typhoid and malaria.
The astringent properties of lemon grass make it effective in decreasing oil production. It can be added to hair shampoos and conditioners to combat oily hair, or used on the skin to fight acne. Lemon grass also deters the growth of mold.
Lemon grass helps to cleanse the digestive and circulatory systems by removing excess cholesterol, uric acid, fats, and toxins from the body. This promotes digestion, eases the symptoms of gastroenteritis, and provides relief from gas. It also stimulates blood circulation and lowers blood pressure.
Lemon grass reduces inflammation, making it an effective treatment for pain associated with rheumatism, indigestion and nervous disorders. It also helps to prevent headaches, toothaches, and muscle and joint pain.
- Internal use
- Treats problems with the digestive system, usually in children and is also useful for relieving muscle spasms.
- It furthermore has a positive effect on nervous conditions and provides a gentle boost when exhausted.
- External use
- Lemon grass can be used externally to treat ringworm, lice, athletes foot, arthritis and scabies.
- It is used to normalize and balance overactive oil glands, dandruff and similar skin problems.