Scientific Name: Cymbopogon
Lemon Grass is a great add to your kitchen; it is excellent addition to soups, curries, sauces and fish dishes.
– Max. Height: 150 cm
– Max. Width: 120 cm
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Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Flowering Period: Summer, Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Scent: No fragrance
Fruit Color: Tan
Country of Origin: Thailand, Vietnam and parts of India
Gardening Tips: If you’re growing it in a pot, top-dress it with compost or worm castings every couple of weeks. (Order your Compost)
lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese. It promotes healthy digestion by treating digestive health problems such as; indigestion, constipation, heartburn, diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, stomach spasms, vomiting and cramps and relieving gastroenteritis. For a healthy digestive tract, drink lemongrass tea on regular basis. It also controls cholesterol levels and prevent atherosclerotic plaque buildup, it also has a good effect in decreasing blood fats and lowering – regulating blood pressure. lemongrass cleanses and removes toxins, uric acid and bad cholesterol from the body by increasing the frequency and quantity of urination. Urination also helps clean out the kidneys. Plus, the cleansing properties of lemongrass herbal tea help purify the liver, kidneys, bladder and pancreas. It also plays a key role in increasing blood circulation, which is important for overall health. It heals colds and flu as it has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help your body cope with coughs, fever and other cold and flu symptoms. Plus, it is loaded with vitamin C that boosts your immune system to fight the infection. You can use lemongrass oil to relieve pain in muscles and joints as well as headaches resulting from a cold or the flu. Plus, lemongrass can be effective in breaking down mucus and phlegm buildup, which can alleviate problems with breathing. This is mainly beneficial when suffering from bronchitis or asthma. Lemongrass is known as a great fighter of cancer. A component called citral found in lemongrass causes apoptosis in cancer cells without damaging healthy cells. Simply put, it causes the cancer cells to commit suicide. Plus, there are several antioxidant properties in lemongrass that help lower your risk of cancer by fighting free radicals. Due to its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, lemongrass helps treat arthritis, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, gout and other types of joint pain. Its anti-inflammatory properties help suppress the activity of cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme involved in inflammation that causes pain, especially in joints. Plus, lemongrass helps to alleviate muscle spasms or sprains by relaxing the muscles, which in turn reduces the pain-related symptoms. Lemongrass tea is a great option for your weight loss diet plan as it helps in boosting your metabolism which makes digestion quicker and helps in burning more calories. Lemongrass is a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C which are essential nutrients for beautiful skin and hair. By improving the blood circulation, it clears up your skin, treats oily textures and also works on treating eruptions like acne, pimples and eczema. Lemongrass tea is considered excellent for women’s health. It provides relief from hot flashes and helps in reducing menstrual pain due to its soothing effect.