Cymbopogon , also known as lemongrass,
barbed wire grass , silky heads , Cochin grass ,
Malabar grass , oily heads or fever grass.are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that of lemons ( Citrus limon ).
These species are used for the production of
citronella oil , which is used in soaps, as an
insect repellent (especially mosquitoes) in insect sprays and candles, and in aromatherapy.
lemongrass is used as a herb in cooking, in addition to its use for the essential oils.
1. It has antioxidant properties
2. It has antimicrobial properties
3. It has anti-inflammatory properties
4. It may reduce your cancer risk
5. It may help promote healthy digestion
6. It may act as a diuretic
7. It may help reduce high systolic blood pressure
8. It may help regulate your cholesterol
9. It may help you lose weight
10. It may help relieve symptoms of PMS
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