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Citronelle / Lemongrass (Per pkt)



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Lemongrass (citronelle), or Cymbopogon citratus, is a member of the Gramineae or Poaceae family. However, cymbopogon means boat-beard in Greek. It is a long-lived, fragrant plant that is indigenous to South India and also Sri Lanka. It now spreads rapidly over Asia and tropical America. Cut slightly dried lemongrass (citronelle)  to extract essential oils, as well as for therapeutic purposes. It  might help prevent the growth of some bacteria as well as yeast. However, it also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, as well as have antioxidant properties.

It should be avoided while pregnant because there’s a potential it can trigger menstruation. A study on animals was also discovered to have an impact on the embryo. Do not consume it while pregnant or nursing due to it’s harmful effects. Additionally, before using the plant to treat any medical concerns, speak with your doctor about any potential side effects as well as it’s permitted uses.

  • Anti-inflammatory property
  • Antioxidant property
  • Antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) property
  • Anti-obesity property
  • Anti-bacterial property (kills bacteria)
  • Has anti-fungal property (kills fungi)
  • Analgesic property (pain killer)
  • Anti-diarrhoeal property
  • It may  help with malaria
  • May help lower skin damage)
  • Anti-helmintic property (kills parasitic worms)
  • Caricidal property (kills ticks and mites)
  • It may show anticancer property
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