Lemongrass, also called citronella, has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavor. It’s a common ingredient in Thai cooking. Its essential oil is used in aromatherapy to freshen the air, reduce stress, and uplift the mood. You can easily grow in your kitchen garden or in small pots.
Lets quickly review its health benefits:
🌿 1. Promotes healthy digestion: Essential oil of lemongrass leaves can help protect the stomach lining against damage from acids and erosive foods.Take it one hour after meals to resolve digestive issues.
🌿 2. Anti bloating: Lemon grass is diuretic in nature. It helps in flushing out extra water from our body and relieves bloating.
🌿 3. Antioxidants rich: Lemongrass contains several antioxidants, which can help scavenge free radicals in your body that may cause disease.
🌿 4. Anti inflammatory: Compounds present in it are said to help to stop the release of certain inflammation-causing markers in your body thereby reducing pain.
🌿 5. Reduces cancer risk: lemongrass tea makes our system alkaline which inhibits cancer cell growth.
🌿 6. Manages blood pressure: It may help reduce high systolic blood pressure and heart rate due to its diuretic and relaxing property.
🌿 7. Reduces cholesterol: There is no scientific research about it but some studies have shown its positive impact on your raised cholesterol levels.
🌿 8. Weight loss: It is one of the teas which helps in detoxification. Being rich in antioxidants like green tea, may aid in your weight loss.
🌿 9. Reduces PMS: It’s being used as natural remedy for menstrual cramps, bloating, and hot flashes.
🌿 10. Promotes Sleep: It is also used to promote sleep as it relaxes your nervous system. Its aroma is soothing to your senses.
Note: Avoid lemongrass tea during pregnancy.