The scientific name for lemongrass in Cymbopogon and it is a genus of about 55 species of grasses. Lemongrass contains many anti-oxidant minerals and vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
While lemongrass is one of the most important ingredients used in Chinese and Thai cuisines because of the aromatic fragrance and distinct flavour it gives to food, it is also known for its healing properties. We’ve listed some of the health benefits that lemongrass possess:
Using lemongrass in Aromatherapy
Lemongrass essential oil has been used in traditional healing methods using aromatherapy. The aromas when inhaled through aroma diffusers or applied topically (as roll-ons) are known to restore and rejuvenate the tired body. It is an excellent fragrance to inhale to alleviate headaches or body aches or get relief from stress related conditions or exhaustion.
Flushing out toxins
Lemongrass tea is highly effective in flushing toxins and waste out of the body, thus helping to improve the function of different organs. Regular consumption of lemongrass tea helps to keep your weight in check as it helps flushing the toxins out of the body. It also is an excellent source of energy
Lowers blood pressure
Regular consumption of lemongrass juice can help reduce blood pressure and stimulate blood circulation so that it can reduce the intensity of blood pressure problems.
Using them as insect repellents
Lemongrass oils are also known to be excellent insect repellents when combined with the oils of citronella and peppermint oils. It keeps your spaces smelling fresh and bug free. You can also burn dried lemongrass leaves to purify the air in your living space and keep it insect-free.
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