Beneficial Properties of Lemongrass
Rich in folic acid, folate, zinc, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and C, Lemongrass is one of the most beneficial foods one can add to their diet. Lemongrass boast of many beneficial properties such as improving digestion, lowering cholesterol, treating acne, a tonic for the nervous system.
Lemongrass contains antiseptic compounds, which are helpful in killing parasites and bad bacteria in the digestive tract and stimulating production of the good bacteria; this promotes a healthy digestion. It can help with heartburn, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, and indigestion.
Another way Lemongrass aims to lower cholesterol is due to its anticholesterolemic and antihyperlipidemic properties. Some studies indicate that regularly incorporating lemongrass into your diet balances levels of triglycerides while decreasing levels of LDL cholesterol.
Thanks to its antifungal, antiseptic, and antibacterial abilities, Lemongrass aids in limiting microbial or bacterial growth on your skin that can cause acne. A natural astringent, Lemongrass effectively helps to dry up excess oil. This quality also helps to reduce the appearance of pores while keeping them free of impurities and blemish-causing gunk.
A tonic for the nervous system, Lemongrass is an all-natural nervine and can reduce the high-stress levels and stimulate your mind. Plus, it helps in fighting vertigo, nervousness, convulsions, and other neuronal disorders. Lemongrass is often used in the therapeutic baths that provide the nerve calming effect and reduces the symptoms of fatigue and anxiety caused by the high levels of stress.