Lemongrass helps with pain relief, bloating and cramping. It can also be used as an antibacterial and anti-fungal tincture. Helps aid digestion.*
A dropper full taken orally in water or tea.
Lemongrass is a plant which is widely known for its distinct lemon flavor and citrusy aroma. It is a tall perennial herb which comes from the grass family “Poaceae”. Its botanical name “Cymbopogon” is derived from the Greek words “kymbe” meaning boat and “pogon” meaning beard. It is a rough tufted plant with leaves that grows in thick bunches. It has two major species “Cymbopogon citratus” which is more suitable for cooking and “Cymbopogon flexuosus” which is used in manufacturing perfumes and creams because of its long shelf life.
Lemongrass is native to tropical parts of Southeast Asia such as India, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Burma where it has been used as flavoring for food and drinks. Because of its capability to reduce fever, lemongrass is called fever grass in some cultures. It has also been used to relieve issues of digestion, reduce body pains and eliminate harmful bacteria.
For many years now, lemongrass has been used for series of symptoms and other culinary purposes in different countries because of its antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. In India, lemongrass is used as a medical herb and also in perfumes and soaps. The Brazilians have continuously used it for many years as a relief for anxiety and gastrointestinal disturbances. It is also used in China and the Caribbean to regulate blood pressure and help with indigestion problems. Lemongrass also consist of chemicals such as Citral, Citronella, Myrcene, Nerol, Terpinol, Limonene and Geraniol which all perform antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidants and antiviral functions. It is called barbed wire grass, silky heads and oily grass across the globe.