Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hello Lemongrass!!!

  After completing my tasting with Lemongrass spa, I have become quite interested in the herb Lemongrass. I decided, why not share with you the health benefits of this wonderful herb!

   Not only does lemongrass actually taste like lemon, but you can also find little hints of ginger in there too. Another name for lemongrass is citronella, and we all know what this has been used for, yup, insect repellent! This herb contains beta-carotene which is the anti-oxidant that prevents cancer! A few other little factoids about this great herb:
  • Contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
  • Detoxifies the kidneys, liver,bladder, pancreas and digestive tract
  • Reduces cholesterol, uric acid and excess fats
  • Boosts immune system
  • Alleviates indigestion and gastroenteritis
  • Reduces acne
  • Tones muscle and tissue
  • Helps relieve arthritis and Rheumatism
  • Calms the central nervous system
  • Helps reduce blood pressure and improves circulation
  • Reduces fever
 As you can see Lemongrass does quite a bit!!!