Lemongrass is the typical plant in Asia, Africa, and Australia. It is cultivated in the garden to repel the mosquitoes, you also can find many products with citronella, which is the essential oil in lemongrass, has the ability to drive the mosquitoes, and the insects fly away. In some countries in Asia, lemongrass is used as the spices, which is commonly added in seafood to eliminate the fishy smell. In Africa, the people often use lemongrass as a kind of tea, which has the comfortable aroma and unique flavor.

Lemongrass also shows a surprise index in nutritional value. Lemongrass is a rich source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B9, vitamin B12. Lemongrass is also a good supply of minerals: potassium, copper, iron phosphorus, calcium, and manganese. Moreover, lemongrass is a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic.

Due to having high nutritional value, lemongrass has a huge benefit to the health. In this article, we introduce to you seven health benefits of lemongrass

1. Digestion

Lemongrass is very famous in India and in some South East Asia courtiers for treating stomachache as well as spasm pain in the digestive tract. Moreover, the high amount of antiseptics substances in lemongrass helps prevent the overdevelopment of bacteria in the colon. From that, you can be protected from gastroenteritis, especially diarrhea.

Taking lemongrass frequently is very good for your digestion, drinking lemongrass tea is one of the most simple ways that you can do every day to have a healthy digestive tract.

2. Muscle Relax

Besides having a good impact in digestion, lemongrass is also effective in relaxing the muscle. If you are having muscle pain due to accidentally too much working out, lemongrass will help you reduce the pain, significantly. By using as an aromatherapy, you can get the effect through inhaling the lemongrass essential oil to reduce the muscle pain. Another method, which you can do, is rubbing directly a small amount of lemongrass oil in the muscle pain site in 10-15 minutes.

3. Cold and Flu

Are you often suffer from cold and flu in winter? In the next winter, you will not have to worry about sneeze, fever, and cough anymore because you have lemongrass protecting you. Lemongrass contains a high content in natural antiseptic and it can suppress the development of bacteria’s in the mouth as well as throat. By drinking lemongrass infusion, you can totally prevent cold and flu. Moreover, lemongrass also reduces the symptoms and adverse effects of the flu, such as muscle pain, sneezing. If you often suffer from sneezing, you can make the best of these home remedies for sneezing and keep yourself symptom free.

4. Insomnia

Sleep is very important for our health, without sleep, our body may go exhausted. Sometimes, due to stress or changes in life habit, we may get insomnia or other sleep disorders. In these cases, lemongrass shows an amazing effect to reduce insomnia and promote the sleep quality. Having muscle and nerves relax ability, lemongrass can induce the deep and duration of sleep. Therefore, taking one small cup of lemongrass tea before going to bed is one of the best home remedies for insomnia as well as other sleep disorders.

5. Fever

One of the most common signs of inflammation is fever, which dehydrates us and makes us become tired. Treating fever is usually top of managing diseases and lemongrass can do that mission, very well. Lemongrass can be used as an aromatherapy to increase the sweating. Through that, the body temperature will decrease, significantly. However, because of enhancing the sweating, you should consume more water to replace the loss water, at least 3 liters.

6. Skincare

Lemongrass is a natural antiseptic and astringent so it is really helpful to people who have oily skin and often get acne. It not only helps clean the skin surface but also tighten the pores so you can easily treat the blackheads. Sometimes, lemongrass product may cause dermal irritation so you should contact dermatologist before applying any skin care, containing lemongrass essential substance.

7. Rheumatism

With people who suffer from rheumatism, lemongrass can be their savior. Lemongrass can reduce effectively the pain in rheumatism. You can apply the lemongrass essential oil in the affected joint sites to ease the symptoms of rheumatism.

8. Anti- Depressant

Lemongrass contains a certain amount of anti-depressant, which can help you fight with anxiety and depression. The essential oil of lemongrass, citronella,  which help the neurology system be calm and relax. When you are in the low mood or excess stress, you should take one cup of lemongrass to raise your mind up.