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Lemongrass Benefits, Tea Recipes For Diabetes, Weight Loss



Lemongrass is a grass plant (Cymbopogon Citratus), growing in the tropical regions of South Asia and Southeast Asia. Lemongrass benefits have used since a long time as a traditional medicine ingredient. The smell that comes out of the stems and leaves of Lemongrass used for cooking.

Lemongrass Benefits

In traditional medicine, dried leaves brewed into tea. Many people mix it into the herb as a flavoring ingredient, fragrances. This method is used to provide the aroma with a mild sweet taste, no acid and slightly spicy. The lemongrass leaf has also used in traditional medicine and as a medical industrial ingredient.

Lemongrass Benefits


Traditional notes from some countries mention the lemongrass benefits and making recipes is not difficult. So that practically can used for home treatment with economic value. Here are the lemongrass benefits that have used in herbal medicine:
  1. According to traditional medical records, Brazilians use lemongrass plants because they have anxiolytic, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant properties.
  2. In India, lemongrass leaf used as a stimulant, sudorific, antiperiodic, and anticatarrhal. Essential oils obtained from lemongrass extracts used as carminative, depressant, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal agents.
  3. In a recent study, lemongrass plants showed cytoprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antifungal properties. Citronellol, one of the compounds in lemongrass oil has shown to lower blood pressure. Direct effects occur in the vascular smooth muscle that causes vasodilation. In a small experiment, lemongrass plant extract was use as an inexpensive remedy for the treatment of oral, cancer sores in AIDS patients.
  4. Lemongrass oil extract contains 65 to 85 percent Citral compounds, the rest are Myrcene, Citronella, Citronellol, and Geraniol. Citral compounds used as an anti-cancer that can kill the growth of cancer cells.
  5. Usefull for heartburn medicine, digestive health, and to eliminate toxins from the body.
  6. Lemongrass to cure anemia, weight loss, good for people with insomnia. It can also reduce high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, help improve concentration and intelligence.
  7. Hydrosols, as a by-product of the distillation process, have used for skin care products such as lotions, creams, and facial cleansers.
  8. Detoxify and improve the function of the pancreas, to lowers blood sugar in diabetics.

Our parents have long used lemongrass leaves and stems as a herb or spice. Lemongrass tea recipe as below:
  1. Provide a quarter cup of lemongrass that has sliced, a quarter slice of mint leaves, leaf tea or tea bags for a glass of dose.
  2. Boil lemongrass and mint leaves into 3 cups of water with low heat, wait a while until the water becomes one cup.
  3. Move the finished potion into its own container.
  4. While hot, add tea leaves and cover for a few minutes until the overall aroma is pervasive. Very well drunk in warm conditions.
  5. If no mint leaves, replaced with cinnamon or ginger. Benefits of tea to prevent dementia, and tea prevents bone marrow disorders.

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In addition to cure insomnia and diabetes, the above ingredients are also very good for weight loss. There are many more lemongrass benefits and recipes that has not been use optimally. While research continues to develop it for use in pharmaceuticals. At least, everyone can maximize herbaceous plants with a more economical value.

Reference

  • Neurobehavioral effect of essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus in mice. Phytomedicine. 16 (2-3): 265–70. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2007.04.007
  • Treatment of oral thrush in HIV/AIDS patients with lemon juice and lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) and gentian violet. Phytomedicine. 16 (2-3): 118–124. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2008.07.015
  • Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils from Indian Medicinal Plants Against Human Pathogenic Aspergillus fumigatus and A. niger. World Journal of Medical Sciences: 81–88



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