Lemongrass is a perennial plant with long slender leaves that is common in Asia. It has a pleasant lemon aroma and a milder and sweeter taste than lemons. Lemongrass is commonly known as fever grass and is mostly used in Asian cuisine.
Lemongrass is a plant rich in numerous essential nutrients such as vitamins A and C as well as magnesium, zinc, folic acid, manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron. Besides being used in delicious meals, the plant possesses numerous health benefits and is a well-known remedy for many diseases and conditions.
Here’s what lemongrass can help you with:
Lemongrass is highly beneficial for our digestive system. Its antiseptic properties are useful against harmful bacteria and parasites which can invade and damage your gastrointestinal tract. The plant is commonly used as a natural remedy against abdominal cramps, stomach ache, bloating, constipation, indigestion and heartburn. The plant can also relieve the symptoms of gastroenteritis.
Consume lemongrass tea every day to relieve potential digestive problems, but be careful – the tea is not recommended for children.
Lemongrass will lower the absorption rate of cholesterol and prevent the oxidative process of the bad (LDL) cholesterol in your blood. This means that it prevents plaque accumulation in the arteries as well as cardiovascular diseases.
According to a study, consuming 140 mg. of lemongrass supplement can significantly lower the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Furthermore, the high potassium levels of the plant will regulate your blood pressure.