The scientific name of lemon grass is Cymbopogon citrates. Lemon grass belongs to poacea grass family. This herb has citrus aroma and lemon flavor in it. This lemon grass is taller and found in tropical regions of Asia, it grows in thick bunch with 3 meter in height. Lemongrass provides wide medicinal benefits that is highly demand to get, it has huge anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. In the manufacture of fragrances this lemon grass is used. In short this lemon grass is referred as aromatic healer. It has a good source of vitamin-A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folate, vitamin-C, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium. All this nutrients are enriched in lemon grass, these helpful in maintaining proper functioning of the human body. Lemon grass has no ill effects.

List of Health benefits of lemon grass 


  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Prevents cancer
  • Stomach disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cures fever
  • Reduces aches
  • Treats insomnia
  • Nervous disorders
  • Prevents rheumatism
  • Boosts the immunity
  • Skin care maintenance
  • Detoxification
  • Treats the infections
  • Weight management
  • Cellular health
  • Gives good body odour
  • Acts as a good insect repellent
  • Treats well Oedema
  • Culinary usage
  • Aromatherapy

Now let us discuss the health benefits of lemon grass in detail below:


There is a scientific study which states that on regular intake of lemongrass on daily basis it helps to lower the triglyceride and LDL levels in blood. Thus helps in preventing the occurrence of arthrosclerosis and other heart disorders as it acts as one of the effective natural remedies for cholesterol.


Lemongrass has the natural diuretic properties which help in removing the toxins away from the human body and thus acts as a good cleanser. This detoxification mechanism found in lemon grass helps in good regulation of kidney and liver, thereby the uric acid level in blood is lowered. Thus it helps in increasing the urine quantity and urine frequency, so that the toxic wastes are completely removed from our human body and aids in good digestive health.


The anti-cancerous property found in lemon grass helps in preventing various types of cancer. It helps in maintaining good cellular health and inhibits the cancerous cell growth at the initial phase of cancer. The anti-cancerous effect in lemongrass is due to citral. Breast cancer prevention it helps a lot.


Essential oil from lemongrass has huge anti-microbial and anti-bacterial property that ward off from infection causing pathogen like Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori. It aids in good digestion, good bowel moments and prevents the onset of gastrointestinal diseases.


Lemon grass has excellent sleep inducing property, it calm downs the muscular and nervous system, thus inducing good quality of sleep. Lemongrass tea has good hypnotic and sedative property that increases the sleep duration in an individual.


The vitamin-C present in lemongrass has the property to heal the respiratory disorders, cold, flu, bronchial asthma, other respiratory disorders and nasal congestion are healed well by this amazing herb. It is widely used from ancient period to till now in Ayurveda therapy to treat respiratory diseases effectively, such an amazing herb.


Lemon grass is termed as fever grass, since it has the antipyretic property that helps in cure of fever effectively by inducing sweating naturally. Thus this property is well recognized in ayurveda and used widely.


The antibacterial and anti fungal properties of lemon grass helps in treating infections like Athlete’s foot, ringworm, sore, scabies and urinary tract infections. Even it is used it treating vaginal candidacies, it is a yeast infection that is treated well by this wonder herb lemongrass.


Lemongrass has good nerve relaxing property, it is an excellent nerve tonic that stimulates the mind and thus helps in treating nervous disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. It clears the anxiety, fear and stress and thus relaxing the mind. Lemon grass oil is used widely in therapeutic baths.


Lemon grass has the property to lower the blood sugar and thus maintain optimum level of insulin in body. The citral present in lemon grass has this property of home remedies tips for diabetes.


Lemon grass has good healing property that prevents the occurrence of rheumatism, it relieves the pain. Topically it can be applied on lumbar region and sprain area thus gives a good relief from neuralgia.



Water retention is treated well by using lemongrass. It cleanses the lymphatic congestion and soothes the swollen on that region, thus treating oedema.


Lemongrass consists of various essential oil like myrcene, citronellal, nerol, geranial, methyl heptenone and dipentene. These essential oils from lemon grass have anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and insecticidal properties.


This lemon grass oil is used in aromatherapy. It revitalizes the body and has huge therapeutic effects. During hot weather this lemon grass oil is used more commonly, it gives a good cooling effect to the body, thus providing revival to both soul and mind. This lemon grass oil has good astringent nature, helps to stimulate the blood circulation. Dermal tissues are toned up.

I hope the above shared information will be informative and useful to every one of us, thanks for taking time to readout my article. If you like reading out my articles kindly share it with your friends and family members.

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