Lemongrass, also known as citronella, is a tall, stalky green plant that has a fresh, lemony aroma. With its citrus flavour, lemongrass is a common ingredient for cooking and is used as a bug repellent. In aromatherapy, lemongrass is used as an air freshener. Its aroma also reduces stress and uplifts the mood.....CONTINUE READING
For those suffering from insomnia, lemongrass is a sure remedy to promote sleep, relieve pain, and boost immunity. One of the most popular ways to enjoy lemongrass is to take it as tea. These are the
health benefits of Lemongrass tea:
1. It is antioxidant properties
Lemongrass contains several antioxidants, which can help scavenge free radicals in your body that may cause disease. Antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid, isoorientin, and swertiajaponin may help prevent the dysfunction of cells inside your coronary arteries.
2. It has microbial properties
Lemongrass tea may help treat oral infections and cavities, thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Lemongrass oil and silver ions may also work together against several types of bacteria and fungus in vitro.
3. It has anti-inflammatory properties
Inflammation is thought to play a role in many conditions, including heart disease and stroke. According to the research, two of the main compounds in lemongrass, citral and geranial, are thought to be responsible for their anti-inflammatory benefits. These compounds are said to help stop the release of certain inflammation-causing markers in your body.
4. It may reduce cancer risk
The citral in lemongrass is also thought to have potent anticancer abilities against some cancer cell lines. Several constituents of lemongrass help fight cancer. This occurs either by causing cell death directly or boosting your immune system so that your body is better able to fight-off cancer on its own.
5. It aids in digestion
A cup of lemongrass tea is a go-to alternative remedy for upset stomach, stomach cramping, and other digestive problems. Lemongrass may also be effective against gastric ulcers. Its leaves can help protect the stomach lining against damage from aspirin and ethanol.
6. It may act as a diuretic
Lemongrass is a known diuretic. (A diuretic makes you urinate more often, ridding your body of excess fluid and sodium). Diuretics are often prescribed if you have heart failure, liver failure, or oedema.
7. It may reduce high systolic blood pressure
If you have high systolic blood pressure, researchers caution that men with heart problems should use lemongrass in moderation. This can help you avoid dangerous drops in heart rate or increased diastolic pressure.
8. It may regulate your cholesterol
High cholesterol may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. According to a study, lemongrass oil extract helped to lower cholesterol in animals. The reduction in cholesterol was dependent on the dose.
9. It may help you lose weight
Lemongrass tea is used as a detox tea to kick-start your metabolism and help you lose weight. Besides lemongrass is a natural diuretic, if you drink enough of it, you’re likely to drop some pounds.
10. It may relieve symptoms of PMS
Lemongrass tea is used as a natural remedy for menstrual cramps, bloating, and hot flashes. Lemongrass stomach-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties may help. Moreso, lemongrass oil is useful in helping to cool the body.