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Monday, September 17, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Medicinal Benefits of Lemongrass;


Medicinal Benefits of Lemongrass;

The herb, Lemongrass is grown and found in tropical parts of the
world, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and it
is native of South India. Lemongrass as the name denotes, it is a
grass-like herb, and its leaves are razor-like, having the color of
white and green, with citrus-lemon flavor. Fresh lemongrass stalks or
leaves, dried lemongrass powder are being used as an ingredient in
cooking in the United States, Caribbean countries, Vietnam, Thailand,
Indonesia, India and in other parts of the world for its amazing
culinary, medicinal health benefits
since ancient times. Lemongrass is otherwise known as
Cymbopogon Citratus botanically.

Lemongrass oil is extracted from the stalks of the herb through
distillation process. Lemongrass has antifungal, antiseptic and
antibacterial properties. It contains Vitamin B complex constituents
like folic acid, pantothenic acid, thiamin, pyridoxine, Vitamin C,
Vitamin A, antioxidants, minerals like zinc, copper, magnesium, iron,
potassium, manganese, and calcium. It is being used in traditional
Ayurveda system
of medicine to treat various health disorders. Lemongrass oil is being
used in cosmetics, aromatherapy, and in insect repellants.

Medicinal benefits of Lemongrass include; lemongrass is used to treat
anxiety, depression,
sleeplessness and for relaxation in Ayurveda and in Alternative and
Complementary Medicine. Due to the presence of antibacterial and
antimicrobial action, it blocks the growth of bacteria both internally
and externally, and as such prevents bacterial infestation in
digestive, respiratory, and excretory systems. Lemongrass oil is being
used to treat headaches, body aches. Lemon grass oil provides relief
from stress. Lemongrass tea provides various health and medicinal

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