Lemongrass is called Bhuslrina in Ayurveda and is good for Pitta and Kapha. It’s taste is pungent and energetics cooling
Main Action: diuretic, nervine, diaphoretic, febrifuge, sedative/calmative and tonic. Lemongrass is used to stimulate agni (digestive fire) without aggravating pitta. Relieves gas and cramps by regulating samana and apana vayu. The grass is used for digestive disorder, fevers, menstrual disorders, rheumatic disorders and joint pain.
It is considered a mild sedative and stress reliever, and can help to calm a nervous or upset stomach. It is good for the digestive system and contains the active ingredient named citral, which helps greatly in the digestion of food. Thus it is useful in treating other gastrointestinal distress such as diarrhea, nausea, cramps and bloating. The herb is also said to relieve headaches, lower intermittent fevers and rid the lungs of mucus. Lemongrass also acts as an effective antimicrobial, anti fungal and antibacterial. It supports the immune system, reduces uric acid, cholesterol and excess fats in the body. Helps to improve the skin and has been used effectively for the treatment of acne and pimples. It has been used to treat various disorders of the nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, shaky limbs, lack of reflexes, vertigo, Parkinson’s disease and so on. Recent studies show that Lemongrass extracts may have cancer-fighting properties. It also works as an analgesic for arthritic aches and pains, headaches and sports injuries.
Lemongrass has been reported to have a wide variety of therapeutic uses and other health benefits. It has been widely used to alleviate respiratory conditions, including laryngitis and sore throats. And it has earned a reputation for the anti-pyretic property that reduces high fevers.
Lemongrass is widely used as an analgesic and contains a powerful agent that reduces the sensation of pain, and for relieving painful headaches. Its essential oil, myrcene, is the constituent that produces this effect and confirms the longtime Brazilian use of the herb for pain. The herb is also believed to relieve spasms, muscle cramps, menstrual cramps, joint pain, and rheumatism. This herbal remedy has been linked to an increase in the body’s ability to repair damaged connective tissue such as ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. Another related benefit for this tincture is for the improvement in blood circulation.
As an antifungal and antibacterial, Lemongrass leaf inhibits bacteria and yeast growth. For this reason, it is useful for gastrointestinal infections, such as gastroenteritis. Lemongrass works as an effective cleanser that detoxifies the liver, pancreas and digestive tract. Furthermore, it also acts as a diuretic and is beneficial for the kidneys and bladder. It reduces excess uric acid, helps promote urination and helps eliminate retained water. And it works as an antimicrobial for infections of these organs. The effect has been found to be usefweighul in weight loss and cleansing the system of fat.
Lemongrass is considered a bitter and said to help the gastrointestinal tract and ease indigestion, flatulence and stomach discomforts. This grass is rich in a substance called citral, the active ingredient that is also in lemon peel, and this substance is said to relieve digestive disturbances and intestinal irritations. As an effective antifungal and antimicrobial, Lemongrass is believed to dispel bacterial infections and has been used to treat internal parasites. The herb has shown strong antibacterial activity against several human pathogens, and a study in 1988, found increased activity against E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus.
A 2005 study published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” revealed that Lemongrass tinctures exhibit significant antioxidant activity and may help neutralize unstable free radicals in the body. Unstable free radicals contribute to chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. According to studies Lemongrass extracts literally promote cancer cells to commit suicide, which indirectly helps in the prevention of the disease. This action occurs because of the presence of a substance called ‘citral’ in Lemongrass leaves. It is also believed to prevent the cancer cells from releasing any harmful substances, so they don’t threaten their surrounding environment.
As a mild sedative, Lemongrass’s myrcene is an effective relaxant that acts as central nervous system depressant and helps people under stress and hypertension. Lemongrass extracts are highly effective for the treatment of insomnia and other sleeping disorders, confirming the Brazilians’ longtime use of the herb for sedation. It relieves the underlying tension and anxiety, which can make it hard for you to fall asleep.
Lemongrass is a tonic and supplement that is believed to be of great benefit to the skin and nails. It is often used by herbalists to help by reducing acne and pimples, and it also helps to maintain balanced skin tone. The herb has also been found to be effective against cellulite, and actually helps tone tissues and muscle.
Externally, the herb is an effective treatment for lice, ringworm, athlete’s foot and scabies, due to its larvicidal properties, and it is also an insect repellent. It has also been found to be quite useful, in an oil or salve, for cold sores, genital or labial herpes.
Drug interactions: Interacts with thyroid hormones.
Ingredients: Lemon Grass, Distilled Water, 40% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.