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10 The benefits of lemongrass as an herbal medicine are rarely known

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Kerab lemongrass is used as a cooking spice. In fact, lemongrass is useful as an herbal remedy to kill several types of diseases commonly suffered by people in this country.

Lemongrass aka lemongrass is a kitchen spice that is quite popular in Indonesia. Lemongrass is commonly found in traditional markets to modern markets.

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Lemongrass has a distinctive aroma that makes cooking a must and adds to the flavor of dishes.

Just so you know, lemongrass is included in the grass. Lemongrass plants are widely distributed in Java and Sumatra.

Launching from a book entitled Natural Health with Herbs: 250 Medicinal Plants by Gagas Ulung, the Study Center, lemongrass can be propagated by means of cuttings.

Apart from being a kitchen spice, lemongrass is also popular in the world of herbal medicine. This is because lemongrass is rich in antioxidants which are good for health.

Launching from a book entitled Overcome Gout & Rheumatism a la Hembing, lemongrass contains eugenol, cadinol, limonene, dipenten, and geraniol.

In addition, lemongrass also has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, pharmacological properties and improves blood circulation.

Benefits of lemongrass as herbal medicine

Rich in essential oils, all parts of lemongrass consisting of leaves, stems and roots are useful as herbal medicine.

Lemongrass is also believed to be effective in treating a number of diseases commonly suffered by people in this country.

The following is a list of the benefits of lemongrass as an herbal medicine

1. Rheumatism

Rheumatism is a disease that is quite common in the community. One of the symptoms of rheumatism is pain in the joint area.

Lemongrass contains essential oils and is analgesic, aka pain reliever. This is what makes lemongrass effective in relieving rheumatism.

2. Cough

Cough, a disease that occurs when the weather is transitioning. Lemongrass is effective in treating coughs, a solution for those of you who are reluctant to take chemical drugs.

To make herbal cough medicine from lemongrass is quite easy. You boil 600 grams of lemongrass with enough water until it boils.

Once cool, you drink the lemongrass water stew.

3. Menstruation is not smooth

Some women must have menstruation that is not smooth. Lemongrass is believed to be able to smooth menstruation.

To feel the benefits, you boil 15 grams of lemongrass, 30 grams of gynura leaves, 20 grams of turmeric, 25 grams of kencur, 25 grams of temu ireng, 25 grams of bangle with 500 ml of water.

You boil all the ingredients until they boil and leave 200 ml of water. Once cooked, you strain and drink when warm.

4. High blood pressure

You suffer from high blood pressure? Don’t worry, lemongrass can lower your high blood pressure. In addition, lemongrass is also useful in stimulating blood circulation in the body.

5. Toothache and muscle pain

Lemongrass is an analgesic or relieves pain. This is what makes lemongrass effective in relieving toothaches and muscle pain.

To get the benefits, you only need to drink lemongrass boiled water to relieve toothache and muscle aches.

6. Relaxes muscles

Lemongrass is not only consumed as herbal medicine. Lemongrass can also be used as an external medicine.

Lemongrass oil warms the body and relaxes muscles.

7. Maintain the digestive system

Lemongrass contains citronella oil which can kill bad bacteria and pathogens in the digestive system.

In addition, citronella also plays a role in preventing inflammation of the walls of the stomach and intestines.

8. Maintain bone health

Launching from a book entitled Serai Encyclopedia: Description, Philosophy, Benefits, Cultivation, and Business Opportunities, said Nur Aidah’s website and the Indonesian KBM Publishing Team, lemongrass contains as much as 65 grams of calcium.

The calcium content is useful for maintaining bone density so as to prevent osteoporosis.

Not only that, the magnesium in lemongrass also helps the absorption of calcium in the body.

9. Flu and nasal congestion

Lemongrass has a distinctive aroma and is warm. This is useful for relieving nasal congestion and thinning the mucus in the nose.

The antioxidants in lemongrass are able to kill bacteria that cause flu and nasal congestion.

10. Increase endurance

Apart from containing essential oils, lemongrass also contains vitamin B2 which is useful for boosting your immune system.

Not only that, the vitamin C in lemongrass is useful for warding off free radicals and increasing endurance.

Many of the benefits of lemongrass for health. You should use lemongrass as a herbal remedy in moderation.

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