Nowadays, lemongrass is cultivated worldwide and it is known for its nutrients that have powerful healing properties. Native to India, lemongrass is a herb that has a specific lemony aroma and flavor.
BENEFITS FROM LEMONGRASS
Fights off harmful organisms
The phytochemicals and specialized nutrients which this plant possesses are able to improve the response of the body to bad organisms and strengthen the immunity. Generally speaking, they have the power to improve the overall health. Lemongrass is rich in antioxidants that are able to delay the damaging effects of free radicals. Also, this plant has an important influence on biofilms, for example, dental plaque.
Better’s the immunity’s response
Lemongrass can reduce irritated tissue and is able to keep the healthy cells safe. It contains geranial and nerol which are two antioxidants that work together to fight off the proliferation of bad cells. They aid the body in cleansing those bad cells.
Protects the stomach
The protective layer of the stomach averts acidic, gastric juices from causing damage to the stomach’s interior. Lots of alcohol and some meds (aspirin) are the biggest enemies of the protective layer and they can cause a lot of damage. For optimal protection take some lemongrass essential oil.
Betters the health of the heart
The citral relaxes the blood vessels and the antioxidants disrupt the fat oxidation in the arteries.
When outdoors, spray some lemongrass essential oil onto the exposed body parts. It keeps mosquitoes away.
Helps you sleep calmly
According to studies, lemongrass can improve the quality of sleep and can elevate the duration of sleep.
Grow your own lemongrass
Peel off the dry outer layers of a lemongrass stalk. Use a tall glass jar filled with 2 inches of water and put the stalks upright (the base of the stalks must be covered with water). Place the jar in a sunny place and change the water once per day. In a month you will notice sprouting roots and when they rich 2 inches, it is time for planting.
Use quality soil and make sure you hydrate the soil regularly. Do not overwater it. The harvest can begin after 3-4 months, just cut fresh stalks for tea. In order to have consistent harvests, keep the plant pruned.
Use: Fresh, dried, powdered, for cooking, as an essential oil, in aromatherapy, in supplements.
Lemongrass Tea Recipe
3 whole stalks, 6 cups of boiling water, 1 teaspoon of raw honey.
Preparation: Pour the water over the stalks; cover the content and leave it to steep for 5 minutes; strain the content into a cup; if you want a sweeter taste add the honey.