History of Lemongrass and Its Age-Old Benefits

Posted on Thu, Jan 20, 2022 by Amit Bambral

Benefits of lemongrass

Lemongrass is one of the 55 species of grasses of the Poaceae family. It is also known as cymbopogon. The two popular varieties of this plant including cymbopogon citratus and cymbopogon flexuosus are used to produce essential oils and medicines.

History of lemongrass:

Lemongrass is a native plant of tropical regions including Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania. In these regions, it has traditionally been used for cosmetics, medicines, and cooking.

In other countries like India, China, and Thailand, lemongrass has been used as a flavoring agent for beverages and desserts. In East India and Sri Lanka, it was historically used for making soups and hot beverages. Moreover, locals also used to drink it as “fever tea” for healing.

Benefits of lemongrass:

Lemongrass is known for its amazing health benefits. Nowadays, people use lemongrass in different ways to effectively cure health issues. Here, we have discussed the age-old benefits of lemongrass that you need to know.

  1. Relieving anxiety

Lemongrass is effective in reducing stress and anxiety. People often drink beverages like tea and coffee to feel relaxed and refreshed. You can improve the effectiveness of your beverages by adding a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to the mixture or you can simply add the plant leaves while preparing a hot drink. This helps to remove stress and anxiety and also refresh your mind without causing any adverse side effects.

  1. Lowering cholesterol

Having high cholesterol is a serious health issue. People often cut sugar and fatty foods to maintain a healthy level of cholesterol. They also focus on activities such as exercise and yoga.

However, if you want to reduce cholesterol level effectively, then you should also consider using lemongrass. You can prepare a hot drink with lemongrass and this will help you lower your cholesterol level.

  1. Prevent infections

Lemongrass is amazingly effective on infections. It has antibacterial capabilities, which will protect you against fungal infections that commonly affect people with poor immune systems. Lemongrass will also improve your immunity level and provide protection from infection-causing bacteria in order to maintain good health.

  1. Boost oral health

In many regions, people use the lemongrass stem as a toothbrush to keep their teeth healthy and clean. Studies confirm that lemongrass has beneficial properties to help kill bacteria and maintain good oral health.

However, this doesn’t mean that you have to chew on lemongrass stems or leaves to maintain good oral health. You can simply add it to your food and drink to enjoy the benefits.

  1. Relieve pain

Are you suffering from body pain? According to studies, lemongrass is effective in pain management and healing. If you are suffering from body pain including back pain, neck pain, and chest pain, then you can drink lemongrass tea to have instant relief from pain. It can also speed up recovery time for your body pain.

  1. Boost red blood cells

Red blood cells play an important role in our health. If you want to improve your hemoglobin count, then you should drink lemongrass tea regularly. This will help boost red blood cell count and improve your hemoglobin level as well. Lemongrass also has antioxidant properties, which will also remove the toxins from your blood and improve overall health.

  1. Relieve bloating

Bloating can be a very uncomfortable and annoying symptom of poor health. If you want to control bloating, then you should add lemongrass to your regular diet. It will relieve bloating and maintain good stomach health.

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