Lemongrass, also called citronella, is a tall, stalky plant. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavor. Lemongrass essential oil is used in aromatherapy to freshen the air, reduce stress, and uplift the mood. Lemongrass is also used as a folk remedy to promote sleep, relieve pain, and boost immunity.
In this article, you will get to know the benefits of lemongrass. Below are some important health benefits of lemongrass;
1. Promotes digestion
All problems start from the gut, sipping a hot cup of lemongrass tea helps in reducing bloating, stomach cramping, aids digestion and also prevents constipation
2. It Has Anti-oxidant Properties
This acts as a liver and kidney cleanser
3. Act As a Diuretic
lemongrass tea helps in flushing out toxins from the body and reduces edema and water retention. Also good for pre and post menstrual issues. Also, beneficial for women going through menopause symptoms like hot flushes and mood swings etc.
4.Used As a Detox Tea
This helps in increase metabolism and helps in weight loss.
5. It Has Anti-inflammatory Properties
It is beneficial for people suffering from arthritis. The combination of few drops of nutmeg oil along with lemongrass essential oil massaged on the affected area with coconut or sesame oil reduces inflammation and gives relief from the pain
6. Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Also being high in potassium helps in lowering the high systolic blood pressure
7. Can Cure Diabetes
It is also beneficial for people suffering from Diabetes as it helps in lowering blood sugar levels
8. Can Cure Cough
It have Anti-bacterial / Fungal properties and help in curing a common cold, cough, flu and congestion due to pollutants from the air. It helps expel mucus.
9. Helps In Reducing Headache
Above all, lemongrass essential oil is also used in aromatherapy to reduce stress, headache, and inability to sleep, uplift moods and stimulate the production of serotonin.