Living in good health should be our ultimate concern especially when it comes to things we eat, have you ever asked yourself why some people from a particular place live long, young and healthy than others. Have you ever ponder on why our fore fathers lived healthier and stronger without having to suffer must of the diseases we hear of these days? Even the holy book admonish us to use the herbs for our vegetables and foods as they will improve our health.
Point in time is the healthy benefits of lemon grass, lemon grass is also known as Cymbopogon Citratus. It is well known and utilized for its distinct lemon flavor and citrusy aroma. You can easily identify it as tall, perennial grass which is native to India and tropical regions of Asia and partly in Africa. The aroma is proven to reduce anxiety. The grass is coarse and tufted plant with linear leaves that grows in thick bunches, emerging from a strong base and standing for about 3 meters in height with a meter-wide stretch. Its health benefits include:
Detoxifies the body
Helps in staphylococcus aureus
Helps in stomach disorders
Enhance menstrual flow and reduce cramps
Culinary usage and lots more
Lemon grass contains some vital nutrients as vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C and folate. It also contains minerals as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc and iron which are all required for the healthy functioning of the human body, it has in large content antioxidants.
Lemon grass is used in manufacturing of perfumes, deodorants, soap fragrance, candle wax, polishes and other cosmetics products.
NOTE: it is said to have side effect of some allergic reactions in some people, so if you notice such discontinue use. If you have also experienced this wonderful plant kindly share the value with us on the comment box, if you find this post interesting share with friends to enlighten them.