Anti-Cancer : Citral Can Kill Cancer Cell
Doctors and reseachers have discovered that 1 gram of lemongrass contains enough Citral to prompt cancer cells to commit suicide! Citral has been shown to cause apoptosis (self destruct) in cancer cells.
Cancer patients in Israel are encouraged by their doctors to drink fresh lemongrass tea on the days they go in for radiation or chemotherapy treatments to help the healing process.
A recent study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institue of the department of Science and Technology (DOST) claims that every 100 grams of edible lemon grass, when boiled can contain up to 24.205 micrograms of beta-carotene the powerful anti-oxidant that scientist believe can help prevent cancer.
Lemongrass herb contains citral that detoxifies the body by increasing the quantity and frequency of urination. This helps to clean the kidney, liver, pancreas, digestive tract, bladder etc and removes unwanted toxic substances through the urine.
Removal of uric acid and toxic substances from the body and thus lemongrass helps to lose weight.
Reduce Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Being a detoxifier, lemongrass contains citral that removes excess cholesterol, uric acid, toxins and fats from the body. This stimulates blood circulation throughout the body. Drinking a glass of
lemongrass herbal tea everyday helps to reduce blood pressure.
The link between lemongrass and cholesterol was investigated by researchers from the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, who published their findings in the medical journal Lipids in 1989. They conducted a clinical trial involving 22 people with high cholesterol who took 140-mg capsules of lemongrass oil daily. While cholesterol levels were only slightly affected in some of the participants,cholesterol was lowered from 310 to 294 on average,other people in the study experienced a significant decrease in blood fats. The latter group, characterized as responders, experienced a 25-point drop in cholesterol after one month, and this positive trend continued over the course of the short study.
After three months, cholesterol levels among the responders had decreased by a significant 38 points. Once the responders stopped taking lemongrass, their cholesterol returned to previous levels. It should be noted that this study did not involve a placebo group, which is usually used to help measure the effects of the agent being studied (in this case, lemongrass oil).
It helps in throwing away the toxic substances from the body and is the ideal cleanser for the pancreas, liver, colon, bladder and kidney. It is easy on the stomach and aids in proper digestion.
Fever, Flu and Cold
This lemongrass has amazing medicinal properties and is used since ages. As this grass helps to get rid of fever, it is also know as fever grass.
Lemongrass is principally taken as a tea to remedy digestive problems, diarrhea and stomachache. It relaxes the muscles of the stomach and gut, relieves cramping pains and flatulence and is particularly suitable for children.
Antibacterial and Antifungal
Lemon grass has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help to deal with lot of health problems. It is the herb which is used in many homes to cope mainly with cough, cold and fever. However, lots of people are unaware that this wonderful herb can provide lots of health benefits.
Arthritis, Gout and Sprains
Lemongrass are ideal for people suffering from arthritis problems. Patients suffering from ailments like bone related problems and osteoarthritis are highly benefited by using lemongrass.
Ease Flatulence (gas in stomach)
Lemon grass and its oil are carminative, valuable in relieving flatulence.
Ease Stomach Cramp and Pain
Lemongrass is an effective pain killer. It has been proven to lower cholesterol. It has been used for soothing aching feet, tired muscles and painful backs. It helps with excessive perspiration and flatulence.
Help to Improve Digestive System
Lemongrass promotes digestion of food and gives relief from gastroenteritis. it is also an ideal remedy for those who have flatulence. It allows the muscles in the abdominal region to relax and release gas.
It has shown positive results in people who want to keep a check on their weight. It helps in cutting down the flab and helps to reduce those extra pounds of flesh. Cellulite formation can be controlled with lemongrass. Lemon grass leaves lends it an exceptional tang to the food and hence it is used in many non vegetarian poultry and fish dishes.
Help to Cope with Stress
Hypertensive patients are given daily dose of lemon grass concoction as it helps to maintain their blood pressure levels and keeps them calm and cool. This refreshing drink raises the resistance levels in our body.
It has a calming and comforting effect and is successful in relieving anxiety and nervous tension. Lemon Grass is also referred to as Sweet Rush and it is known as Fever Grass.
Help to Deal with Menstrual Problems
An infusion of the grass, mixed with black pepper, is given in painful and difficult menstruation. Raw juice or decoction of the grass may be taken in such a condition.
Researchers have found that Lemongrass does hold antidepressant, anti-oxidant, astringent, bactericidal, fingucidel, nervine and sedative properties. It also can be used as a deodorant and body tonic
Proven Beneficial to Cope with Acne and Pimples
It has remedial and restorative properties and hence widely used in curing acne and pimples. As it helps to clean the body of toxins, it also washes away the dirt and grime from the skin.
Benefits of Aromatic Lemongrass Bath
- Get rid of skin rash.
- Make skin smooth with citral oil content
- Reduce stress with soothing aromatic bath.
- Good for mothers who has just given birth.
- Good for babies with sensitive skin.
- Suitable for people with sensitive skin.
- Citral is natural antiseptic to kill bacteria.
- Soothing aromatic bath relieve stress.