Lemongrass, which is common for the Asian countries, is a perennial plant with contracted and long leaves. Its name comes from the lemon fruit, due to their completely similar smell. However, its taste is different, and it is milder and sweeter.
Lemongrass is also known as fever grass, which is mainly used in Asian countries. Also, it is very nutritious, because it contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and Vitamin A, magnesium, iron, calcium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, folic acid, zinc, potassium, and so on. Except this, the lemongrass offers a great number of health benefits, including:
1. It treats arthritis
Lemongrass possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which are very useful for treating devitalizing states, such as joint pain, arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatism. To add, lemongrass is very beneficial for reducing the activities of the enzymes that cause pain as swelling in the joints.
2. It relives flu and colds
Lemongrass possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties, which prevent and relieve cough, flu, colds, and fever. Also, lemongrass is rich in Vitamin C, which boosts up the immune system and lowers the risk of infection.
Furthermore, lemongrass is useful for treating phlegm and accumulated mucus. Lemongrass tea is also beneficial for treating asthma and bronchitis.
3. It helps digestion
Lemongrass is very effective for the digestive system, and as a result of its antiseptic characteristics; it successfully eliminates parasites and bacteria, which attack the digestive system.
Moreover, it is very efficient in treating some problems with the digestive system, such as abdominal pain, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, abdominal cramps, flatulence, bloating, etc.
Also, the lemongrass possesses antimicrobial properties, which soothe pain caused by gastroenteritis. For better results, you should drink lemongrass tea regularly.
4. It regulates cholesterol levels
Lemongrass possesses anti-cholesterol properties, which regulate cholesterol levels and reduce the bad cholesterol level in the bloodstream. It also prevents the formation of plaque on the blood vessels’ walls.
According to the results of a study, after using 140 mg of lemongrass supplement capsules regularly, there was a significant reduction of the high cholesterol level. Also, the high level of potassium regulates blood pressure.