Have you ever used lemongrass? It has multiple benefits, and it can also help you repel mosquitoes. Lemongrass is an excellent pharmaceutical and cosmetic product, and its juice is more than magical.
If by any chance you didn’t know, lemongrass is a common ingredient in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. You will love its strong aroma and it will make your food delicious.
Lemongrass offers strong anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and sedative properties. It’s packed with citronellal, terpinolene, and myrcene. The best part?
You can grow your own lemongrass in a pot. Keep the pot in your garden or near the patio. It works well when placed on the balcony, too.
All you have to do is sow the seeds in the pot and let them germinate in the period between January and March. They thrive well at at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keep the soil moist, and your seeds will sprout within 20-40 days. Replant the sprouts in cups, and then replant them in large pots.
Lemongrass doesn’t like ice and freezing temperatures. In cold winter months, keep lemongrass pots indoors.
Use lemongrass to repel mosquitoes. Lemongrass leaves make a perfect tea and its shoots make your dishes flavorful.
Use lemongrass essential oil to treat anxiety and cope with stress. It helps in the treatment of headaches and muscle/joint pain.
Scientists have found that lemongrass can help you treat colds, flu, and indigestion. It burns fats and boosts your metabolism. Use it to relieve menstrual pain and give your skin and hair a healthy boost.
Antioxidants in lemongrass cleanse your body. The plant is an excellent diuretic and it can help you treat infections, hypertension, and high cholesterol levels.
Citral in lemongrass has shown a strong anticancer effect. Lemongrass contains components that destroy cancer cells by inducing apoptosis.
Lemongrass boosts immunity and gives your body the strength it needs to destroy cancer on its own.
Cancer patients often use lemongrass tea during chemo and radiation. Of course, you have to consult an oncologist first.
Give your health a nice boost, and drink a cup of lemongrass tea in the morning. Add chopped lemongrass to your fish, chicken, and seafood. Yum!