The lemongrass plant (Cymbopogon), which is also sometimes called fever grass, is a genus of plants in the grass family (Poaceae). It is a perennial that is native to many countries in Asia.
There are over 50 species of lemongrass, but the two most commonly used to make essential oils are Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon flexuosus.
Lemongrass is a very versatile plant that can be used in dishes like soups, salads, curries and drinks like tea. Lemongrass is a good source of many nutrients, including the following: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.
Many markets sell dried and fresh lemongrass. It can also be sold as an essential oil. Some places sell the tea in ready-to-use teabags. People can also make the tea at home by steeping a teaspoon of dried or fresh lemongrass in a mug of hot water for 10 minutes.
Lemongrass oil can cause irritation if applied as is to the skin. To prevent such a reaction, it should therefore be diluted and/or mixed with something else.
A common formula is two drops of lemongrass oil to a teaspoon of a carrier oil, with the lemongrass making up roughly two percent of the solution.
1. Lemongrass provides pain relief:
Lemongrass has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful for treating conditions that cause joint pain like osteoarthritis, gout, arthritis and rheumatism. It also relaxes muscles and can be used to treat pain caused by sprains or muscle spasms.
Lemongrass oil can be mixed with sweet almond oil and then massaged onto the sore muscle or joint. It can also be made into a salve for arthritis by mixing it with beeswax, olive oil and lanolin.
2. Lemongrass can give you great skin:
Lemongrass has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties so it prevents microbial or fungal growths on the skin. It is also an astringent and keeps too much oil building up on the skin and can be used to treat acne.
Lemongrass can be used to make a facial mask by mixing three drops of lemongrass oil with three tablespoons of bentonite clay and one drop of almond oil. Water should be added to the mixture until it has a consistency like toothpaste. It should then be applied to the face and allowed to sit for 15 minutes.
3. Lemongrass relieves headaches:
Lemongrass can be used to treat any headache, regardless of whether it’s caused by allergies, hormones or stress. Applying several drops of diluted oil to the temples can relieve a headache as soon as it starts.
Lemongrass oil is particularly useful for people who are sensitive to peppermint oil, another natural headache remedy.
4. Lemongrass boosts energy:
Lemongrass can be used to relieve fatigue. To get a natural energy boost before a workout, add two drops of lemongrass oil to a teaspoon of coconut oil or sweet almond oil and massage it into the temples.
5. Lemongrass cuts down fevers:
Lemongrass is also sometimes called “fever grass,” and it owes that name to its efficacy in treating fevers. People have used lemongrass to treat fever for generations.
The fever remedy can take the form of an oil or an infusion. One remedy recommends mixing lemongrass oil with sweet almond oil or coconut oil and smearing the resultant salve on the chest, soles of the feet and back of the neck.
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