Lemon grass is also popular as fever grass and is one of the most beneficial herbs. It fumes like lemon but has a bit sweeter taste than that of lemon. Lemongrass is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, iron. Thus, being high in nutritious value, it is widely used to treat many ailments. Over a period of time, it is widely used to treat many diseases because of its unique properties. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant in nature.
Let’s find out the health benefits of lemon grass:
Improves digestion: Lemon grass helps to improve the digestion of the body. It helps in killing the bad bacteria that live in the digestive tract and also helps in the formation of good bacteria. It reduces the problem of constipation, vomiting, bloating etc. due to its antimicrobial property.
Helps in detoxification: Lemongrass helps to detoxify the body. It cleanses the toxins and excessive uric acid from the body. It even helps to purify the kidneys, as it increases the frequency of urination in the body after consumption. Thus, it even regulates the flow of blood and keep us away from many diseases.
Reduces the risk of cancer: One can consume lemongrass tea twice a day. It helps to fight cancer producing cells and also restricts the movement of free radicals. It is antioxidant in nature and thus a person suffering from cancer can also consume it.
Fights depression: Lemongrass has anti-depressant property as well. It helps to cure anxiety and makes a person mentally strong. It activates the formation of serotonin in the brain that helps to fight depression. a cup of lemon grass tea is good when you feel low.
Gives good body odour: Lemongrass has aromatic, antimicrobial, antiseptic properties. They help to fight the bad bacteria in the body which produces bad body odour.
Fights cold and flu: Lemongrass has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It helps to fight the germs and bacteria causing cold and cough. Lemongrass even makes our immune system strong and healthy. It provides instant relief in a headache. Besides this, it also helps to provide relief to breathing problems like asthma and bronchitis.