The Benefits Of Lemongrass

Why you should have some Lemongrass around the house

Lemongrass can help to prevent certain bacteria from developing. It also includes compounds that are believed to relieve pain and inflammation, decrease fever, boost blood sugar and cholesterol levels, promote uterus and menstrual flow and have antioxidant properties. Here are some of the benefits and why you should have them around your home.

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It could help you lose weight

Lemongrass tea is used to start your metabolism as a detox tea to help you drop weight. Even now, most lemongrass and weight loss studies are anecdotal and not scientific. 

Seeing as lemongrass is a natural diuretic, you are likely to lose a few pounds if you drink plenty of it. Generally speaking, replacing soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages in your diet with herbal teas such as lemongrass will help you meet your weight loss targets. 

Furthermore, you shouldn’t just drink lemongrass tea exclusively. This will intensify the chance of side effects. Be sure to alternate tea with water or with other sugar-free beverages.

Consuming the extracts tends to reduce cholesterol in animals, according to the Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research. The research states that the reactions are dose-dependent, which means that the amount of lemongrass might reduce the cholesterol level.

Digestive health enhancer

Lemongrass tea performs well as a natural treatment for stomach cramp, stomach pain and other intestinal issues. Studies have shown that the tea might be useful in the treatment of gastric ulcers.

Lemongrass essential oil can also help shield the lining of the stomach from aspirin (regular aspirin use may also cause gastric ulcers). The oil also helps to boost digestion.

Pain Reliever

Lemongrass may be capable of suppressing pain according to one report. That means drinking this particular tea may help prevent a person from experiencing pain.

Anxiety Reliever

Most people think that sipping hot tea is relaxing, but lemongrass tea will provide additional anxiety-reducing properties. Smelling this plant will support people with anxiety, according to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

While some individuals already inhale essential oil from lemongrass to ease stress and anxiety, researchers still need more research to test the advantage.


Enhances the functioning of the kidneys

Lemongrass tea is a healthy antioxidant, and can also help cleanse the kidneys. This could improve their functionality.

It helps boost your oral health

People can take and chew on the stalks as a means of improving dental health and making the mouth feel fresh and clean. Research confirming these results was published by the Journal Food Chemistry. 

The investigators looked at 12 herbs and found that herbal extracts were among the most potent inhibitors of bacterial growth in laboratory samples. The researcher used bacteria, including Streptococcus Sanguinis, which can create Cavaties in the mouth.

The heterogeneous group of oral bacteria within the Sanguinis (Sanguis) streptococci comprise members of the indigenous biota of the human oral cavity. While the association of Streptococcus Sanguinis with bacterial endocarditis is well described in the literature, S. Sanguinis is thought to play a benign, if not a beneficial, role in the oral cavity. Little is known, however, about the natural history of S. Sanguinis and its specific relationship with other oral bacteria.

As part of a longitudinal study concerning the transmission and acquisition of oral bacteria within mother-infant pairs, we examined the initial acquisition of S. Sanguinis and described its colonization relative to tooth emergence and its proportions in plaque and saliva as a function of other biological events, including subsequent colonization with Mutans Streptococci.

A second cohort of infants was recruited to define the taxonomic affiliation of S. Sanguinis. We found that the colonization of the S. Sanguinis occurs during a discrete “window of infectivity” at a median age of 9 months in the infants. Its colonization is tooth dependent and correlated to the time of tooth emergence; its proportions in saliva increase as new teeth emerge. 

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Helps in fighting against cancer

Lemongrass extracts can inhibit cancer’s early stages, particularly liver parts. In the case of breast cancer, one compound in lemongrass, called Citral, was found to induce cell death. Researchers have also shown how lemongrass extracts can be a non-toxic solution to treating cancer. Some reports say lemongrass also helps to cure prostate cancer; however, there is a lack of conclusive studies.

Helps to control Blood Pressure Readings

Lemongrass was found to be a conventional hypertension treatment by studies, and can be used for a thiazide diuretics. Another 2012 research demonstrates that intake of the tea may induce a mild reduction in systolic blood pressure levels, findings that there is a much better result than green tea. However, they recommend using lemongrass tea with care to people with heart issues.

Lemongrass is traditionally used to treat high cholesterol and manages cardiovascular disease. A 2007 study helps support its use for those conditions. This study found that the oil significantly reduced cholesterol in rats who had been fed a high cholesterol diet for 14 days.

Enhances falling asleep

Lemongrass tea has a soothing influence and will enhance sleep. It can also help alleviate insomnia and irritability. If you have trouble sleeping, try adding some to your diet.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

  • In progressive muscle relaxation, you tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and you relax them as you breathe out. You work on your muscle groups in a certain order.
  • When your body is physically relaxed, you cannot feel anxious. Practicing progressive muscle relaxation for a few weeks will help you get better at this skill, and in time you will be able to use this method to relieve stress.
  • When you first start, it may help to use an audio recording until you learn all the muscle groups in order. Check your local library or a bookstore for progressive muscle relaxation audio recordings.
  • If you have trouble falling asleep, this technique might assist you with your sleep problems.

Why you should have them around the house

Works as bug repellent: Lemongrass is high in citral and geraniol, bug-repelling compounds. Lemongrass can be used as a mosquito repellent, and getting rid of roaches, wasps, beetles and ants.

It Supports skin treatment: A 2017 study found that essential oil lemongrass (Cymbopogonflexuosus) has anti-inflammatory effects on human skin cells, and is an excellent therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory skin conditions.

Assist the Holistic Healing: Lemongrass is used in the practice of ayurvedic medicine to cure illnesses, including stomach complications, joint pain, inflammation, fevers, menstrual disorders relieving panic attacks, and nervous symptoms.


Suggested uses:

Oral: Gastrointestinal spasms, stomachache, hypertension, convulsions, pain and neuralgia, vomiting, cough, rheumatism, fever, common cold, and exhaustion.

Topical: Headache, stomachache, abdominal pain, and musculoskeletal pain.

Inhalation: Aromatherapy for musculoskeletal pain.

You will be able to find it available under the following brands and other names: British Indian lemongrass, citronella, cochin lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, East Indian lemongrass, fever grass, Guatemala, Madagascar, Melissa grass, sereh, and West Indian lemongrass.


If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Lemongrass has no known severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.