Medicinal use:

Lemongrass is an aromatic storehouse of essential nutrients providing many benefits. This medicinal herb is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B(thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5(pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate and vitamin C. This grass provides essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and iron, which are required for the healthy functioning of the human body. This lemon grass is used as an anti-inflammatory agent

About the plant:

Lemongrass is a perennial grass that grows in clumps and produces long, slender stems. This grass is used to add a lemony flavor to soups, stews, curries and vegetable and rice dishes. Lemongrass has many other uses, however, not the least of which is to make an excellent tea. The herb is also used in perfumery and to make various cosmetics, including soaps, lotions, and creams.

Vernacular names:

Common name:Lemon Grass, Oil grass
Manipuri: Haona
Marathi: Olecha
Tamil: Karppurappul
Malayalam: Vasana Pullu, Ingipullu
Telugu: Nimmagaddi
Kannada: Majjigehullu
Bengali: Gandhabena
Konkani: Oli-cha
Gujarati: Lilicha

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Parts used:

Leaf, Stem, Oil

How to use:

This herb is very safe to take. The dried powder of plant is taken in a dose of 3-9 grams. Lemongrass Tea can be prepared with honey and water. Lemongrass essential oil is effective for
strains of fungal and bacterial infections. Intake of herb in high amount (10-15grams) can cause upset stomach and diarrhea.