Lemongrass is a beautiful grass that is native to tropics regions of the world. It has an incredibly enlivening scent. It has a citrus yet grassy scent. Think Lemon meeting grass and having a scent together. It’s got a citrus/green scent that alone is worth experiencing. The taste reflects the smell. Absolutely delicious. It is used in Thai and other Asian cuisines.
Lemongrass is a grass that has medicinal and therapeutic potential. Not only does it smell and taste incredible but it has many properties that benefit the health of the body in many ways. Lemongrass is traditionally consumed as a tea and in cuisine. You take the lemongrass and add it to water on the stove, which turns it into a tea for medicinal purposes. It tastes and smells great. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing lemongrass tea first hand cut from the source and then made on the stove immediately in Florida. It’s honestly one of the best tasting teas I have ever had.
7 Health Benefits Of Lemongrass
1. Lemongrass is Anti-Bacterial:
Lemongrass has been shown to have antibacterial properties. A 2010 study found that lemongrass essential oil specifically was effective against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria including dangerous bacteria that causes skin, blood and intestinal infections. Lemongrass is a powerful soldier in the fight against difficult to tame bacteria in the body.
2. Lemongrass is Anti-Fungal:
Fungus comes in many forms. Yeast overgrowth and mold are forms of fungus that get out of control. These can lead to things like jock itch, ringworm, athletes foot and more. This also protects, fortifies and enhances immunity as the immune system can route its energy towards other threats. Or, the immune system doesn’t have to route as much energy towards immunity as it normally would.
3. Lemongrass is Anti-Inflammatory Pain Reliever:
Inflammation is one of the core causes of all disease and ailments. Everything from small ailments up pain driven ailments such as arthritis to cancer and beyond. Inflammation can lead to pain anywhere in the body. Back pain, knee pain, neck pain. The body needs to respond to inflammation so that the immune cells can travel to that area to the body. A 2017 study found that lemongrass oil decreased arthritic pain for people who used lemongrass oil.
4. Lemongrass Can Remove Headaches:
Researchers in Australia have found that lemongrass has unique properties in that it can reduce or remove headaches and migraines. They believe it is due to a compound known as Eugenol, which has similar abilities to aspirin.
5. Lemongrass Enhances Digestive Health:
Digestive health is benefited in many various ways from Lemongrass. Ailments ranging from stomach aches to gastric ulcers to enhancing metabolism. Lemongrass helps to increase the oxidation (processing) of fatty acids in the body. Enhance digestive health with delicious lemongrass. That’s a good deal!
6. Lemongrass Lowers Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar & Cholesterol:
Lemongrass has been shown to reduce both blood pressure and blood sugar as well as cholesterol. A 2007 study found that lemongrass can reduce these things leading to less chance of a heart attack, stroke or any other cardiovascular related incident. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States so this is very reassuring!
7. Lemongrass Benefits Skin & Hair Health:
Lemongrass having it’s anti-inflammatory properties is great for beauty, especially the skin. Additionally lemongrass is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Lemongrass also works to improve blood circulation which allows blood containing nutrients to reach the surface of the skin and scalp, beautifying everything it touches!
It’s clear that Lemongrass is worth consuming. Not everything that is incredibly healthy has such a great smell and taste as lemongrass. It tastes amazing which makes it addicting, leaving you wanting to make it a habit to get lemongrass in your routine. It also happens to be a diuretic which simply means that it causes you to urinate more often. It’s a kidney cleanser and helps to rejuvenate fluids in the body.
People have also found lemongrass to be highly relaxing and valuable for sleep quality. The smell and flavor do something to calm the nervous system. It is also rich in antioxidants and things that soothe the body in it’s high tension, inflammatory spots.
We decided to add lemongrass to our blend of 18 botanical extracts because lemongrass is a beautiful therapeutic agent for immunity, stress and beauty. This combination convinced us it is worth adding into Radiate Immunity! Part of the reason radiate immunity tastes so great is because of the lemongrass flavor you taste when the capsule melts under your tongue. You can learn more by visiting RadiateImmunity.com.