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Most Common Name:Lemongrass
Botanical Name:Cymbopogon Citratus
Also Known As (other names):Cymbopogon flexousus, Choomana Poolu

Lemongrass - General description:

Lemongrass is found in most tropical areas. Lemongrass has become a widely used culinary spice in Asia.

Lemongrass is a lage (three foot high) grass that grows in tufts. Lemongrass is thought to have been used medicinally first in India where it was used to combat infectious disease and the associated fevers.

Lemongrass Properties, or Lemongrass use in treatment of:

AntibacterialAnalgesicAntifungal
AntimocrobialAntipyreticSedative
   

 

Lemongrass Constituents:

Below we list reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as continuous research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we also provide information about constituents and their application, effect and side effects, if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between constituents. We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these vary considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above with the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.
Volatile Oil - See Lemongrass Essential Oil

Flavonoids: Flavonoids occur (as white and yellow plant pigments found almost as commonly as chlorophyll) as Glycosides or in a free state. In plants it is essential for protecting plant tissue from UV radiation and acts as antioxidants. As pigments it is also responsible for Autumn colors in leaves and yellow/red pigmentation in flowers.

Laboratory experiments have been conducted on the beneficiary effect of Flavonoids on the heart and circulatory system. Flavonoids are also used to mitigate stress, especially environmental stress. Flavonoids are often used for their antioxidant effect against free radicals. There are also strong indications that they have antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive properties but dosage has not been determined which will obviously have a profound effect on their efficacy as a component of this herb.

 

 

Lemongrass Contraindications, do not use if:

Toxic - do not exceed dosageIrritant  
   
We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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Lemongrass is Administered as/Available in:

Fresh HerbEssential OilFluid extract
Dried Herb  

 

What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture

 

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