In addition to being a delicious cooking herb, some may never have suspected that lemongrass has so many healing benefits. This Essential oil is often used to kill bacteria, reduce muscle pain, reduce body aches, and help the digestive system.
Lemongrass can also be used for flavoring tea and soups, as well as adding aromas to cosmetics, soap, and homemade fragrances. Lemongrass oil has a mild and fresh odor like lemon and is known to trigger relaxation and balance. The compounds that make up the lemongrass essential oils are known to have anti-fungal, anti-insect, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lemongrass contains substances that are used to relieve muscle pain, reduce fever, and to stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow. Lemongrass grows to form thick clumps that can grow up to 1.8 m tall and 1.2 m wide and are widely available in warm tropics such as India, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. Lemongrass essential oils are an important source of vitamins. These oils also provide important minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, calcium, and iron.