Not only a featured spice in the kitchen, lemongrass is also a valuable medicine. Eastern medicine appreciates the detoxifying effect, aids digestion, lowers blood pressure, reduces the cold and many other great uses.
Citronella is compared to a “treasure” of essential oils. Citronella leaves contain 0.4-0.8% volatile essential oils, the main component of the citronella tree trunk contains 75-85% of the natural aroma of lemon and other special essences.
Citronella has been used extensively by the people from the root to the top, used fresh, dried, chilled, processed into many different finished products, especially widely used in health and production. pharmaceutical products and aromatherapy for life.
This is a spice that can be combined with many foods, making “smells” for food, deodorizing fishy, can be processed into many remedies.
Lemongrass or citronella in general have a great effect on human health. In addition to being used in food processing, lemongrass is also used to make medicine to treat diseases and beauty.
What effect of lemongrass on health and beauty?
1. Lemongrass juice can treat cancer effectively
Lemongrass in every 100g contains up to 24 micrograms of beta-carotene. This is a very powerful antioxidant, which can destroy free radicals that are harmful to the body. Thanks to that, the cancer situation decreased significantly, preventing the disease from developing.
2. Regulate blood pressure for the body
Lemongrass contains the full amount of magnesium and potassium that the body needs. Potassium helps keep the body’s blood pressure stable and drops when it is high. Stable blood pressure will significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the effect of lemongrass used by many high blood pressure patients.
3. Help the digestive system healthier
Lemongrass has many active ingredients that have good bactericidal and antioxidant effects that will help the digestive system stay healthy and free from harmful diseases. People also often use lemongrass as a cure for bloating, bloating, indigestion effectively.
4. Inhibiting the growth of bacteria
If lemongrass is used to make essential oils, the essential oils will contain methyl iso-eugenol and a few other compounds. These are substances capable of completely inhibiting the growth of bacteria, preventing them from growing and causing harm to the body. This is extremely beneficial in the process of treating wound infections or curing skin diseases.
5. The ability to detoxify effectively
Another common use of lemongrass is to detoxify the body. Lemongrass in general and lemongrass essential oils contain diaphoretic will help increase sweating for the body, promoting the elimination of toxins. The body will remove excess salt, excess water, harmful fat from the body, thereby making the body become softer.
6. Eliminate unpleasant fishy odor
Lemongrass when synthesized into essential oils will contain many substances with good aroma and bactericidal. It is these substances that will help eliminate the unpleasant fishy odor on your food, clothes or body. You can mix citronella oil with bath water to remove the body odor. However, using large amounts of essential oils can cause skin irritation.
7. Reduce cough and fever in humans
Lemongrass is inherently hot, spicy, when combined with garlic, honey can increase the effectiveness of treating coughs, fever in humans. In addition, lemongrass contains potent bactericidal active ingredients that will help the disease heal faster, preventing the risk of recurrence.
8. Good for the nervous system
Lemongrass essential oil made from lemongrass roots will significantly enhance the functioning of the nervous system. It helps blood circulation better, minimizes the possibility of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, memory disorders, cerebral circulatory insufficiency, ….
9. Support the process of weight loss
People often use lemongrass roots like chili, to burn fat. In addition, lemongrass if used properly can cut calories for the body, facilitating the weight loss process of only women. Lemongrass also helps promote better blood circulation and improves the body’s metabolism.
10. Good for beauty
Lemongrass is rich in vitamin C, which has high antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that will make the skin smooth, prevent the risk of pimples. In addition, vitamin C also helps the body stimulate collagen production, helping the hair to become smoother. Lemongrass oil also contains two active ingredients, citral and geraniol, which kill harmful bacteria and cancer cells, from which hair follicles can grow and help hair grow more.