Wednesday, 9 September 2009
BBRAeNEWS No.223 - The Benefits of Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass - What are the benefits?
TMO has grown some Lemon Grass at their Herbal Garden. I took the trouble to investigate to find the benefits of these Lemon Grass.
Tanglad or Lemon Grass
Scientific name: Cymbopogon ciatrus)
THESE ARE JUST OF FEW OF MANY BENEFITS OF LEMON GRASS. Citronella is known for its calming effect, STRESS AND INSOMNIA . It is also considered as a mild insect REPELLENT. But more than scent, Tanglad or lemon grass provides a lot of health benefits. Studies have shown that the lemon grass has antibacterial and anti fungal propertiesThe Lemon grass is a good cleanser that helps to DETOXIFY THE LIVER, pancreas, kidney, bladder and the digestive tract. It cuts down uric acid, cholesterol, excess fats and other toxins in the body while stimulating digestion, blood circulation, and lactation; it also alleviates indigestion and gastroenteritis. It is said that lemongrass also helps improve the skin by reducing acne and pimples and acts as a muscle and tissue toner. Also, it can reduce blood pressure. Just make a concoction by boiling some lemon grass leaves, let it cool for a while and drink the liquid.A recent study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the department of Science and technology ( DOST ) claims that every 100g of edible tanglad when boiled can contain up to 24.205 micrograms of beta-carotene the anti-oxidant that scientists believe can help prevent cancer.oils from lemon grass might help with toe nail fungus ..
Other benefits -
flatulence and colic
easing arthritic pain
general digestive aid