Lemongrass Medicinal Uses dates back to 17th century in the Philippines. The leaves of the Lemon Grass are used medicinally and also for the extraction of essential oil. The plant is also used for culinary purposes, in beauty products and as an insect repellent. It is also known as Fever Grass.
It is a tropical fast growing perennial grass that thrives in summer heat. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavor.
Lemongrass Medicinal Uses Overview
Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus) active constituents include Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Myrcene, Linalool and Eugenol. The main actions of Lemon Grass are antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic and diaphoretic. Lemongrass is commonly taken orally, applied directly to the skin, or inhaled.
Among its benefits, it may help in the treatment of:
- Fevers, Colds and flu.
- Bacterial and fungal infections.
- Stress and Anxiety.
- Stomach cramps, flatulence and indigestion.
- Pain and inflammation.
Caution: DO NOT use the essential oil internally or undiluted on the skin. Lemon Grass should be used with precaution if taken long term for those who have heart problems.
Lemongrass Herbal Preparations and Uses
Parts Used: Leaves & Root.
- Infusion (tea)
- Infused Oil
Lemongrass Herbal Recipes
- Add 1 tsp -1 tbsp Lemon Grass leaves to 1 cup of boiling water.
- Let it steep for up to 15 min.
- Drink hot or cold.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.