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Lemongrass Tea And Amazing Health Benefits

By Chisom Ibemere

Lemongrass, also known as Cymbopogon, barbed wire grass, silky heads, oily heads, Cochin grass, Malabar grass, citronella grass or fever grass, is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family.

Cymbopogon citratus species are cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs. This is due to their scent which resembles that of lemons (Citrus limon).

Its name is gotten from the Greek words kymbe which means ‘boat’ and pogon meaning ‘beard’. They are the hairy spikelets project from boat-shaped spathes. Lemongrass and its oil exhibit therapeutic properties.

Lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

They are rich in antioxidants that help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Lemongrass has digestive properties that may help soothe the stomach and improve digestion. They have compounds which have anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body.

Lemongrass has antibacterial and antifungal properties that may help boost the immune system.

It has analgesic properties that reduce pain and discomfort. The aroma of lemongrass is known to have calming effects and may help reduce stress and anxiety.

Lemongrass supports overall detoxification. It has antiseptic and astringent properties that may help improve skin health and combat acne. It promotes weight loss by boosting metabolism and reducing appetite.



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