How to grow Lemongrass and its health benefits
Lemongrass is usually used in oriental cooking
It comes originally from a tropical climate, so it can’t stand the frost, so if you are growing lemongrass, grow it in a pot indoors during winter. Move outdoors when the weather warms up, and position in a sunny spot.
Lemongrass is a herb that belongs to the grass family.
It has a lemon flavor and citrusy aroma
Growing from seeds
Start the seeds in small pots in spring, sow the seeds thinly on the surface of the compost and press down gently. Water from beneath using a tray or saucer. When grown big enough, repot to larger pots and keep in a sunny place like a windowsill until they’re ready to be planted outdoors.
Growing and taking care
Place your plant in a sunny, sheltered spot and keep well watered during summer.
Move plant indoors in late summer, place in a light bright position.
When foliage starts to turn brown in autumn ,cut back about 4ins.
- Its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial
- Contains antioxidants – good for detoxing
- Lowers bad cholesterol
- Maybe anti-cancer
- Natural anti-biotic
- Treats stomach disorders
- Prevents anemia – high in iron and folate
- Helps insomnia
- Treats infections
- Helps the nervous system – calms anxiety ,nervousness, stress, vertigo and neurological disorders
- Relieves pain and inflammation
- Boosts the immune system
- Treats Edema ( water retention ) and cleanses the Lymphatic
- Good insect repellant
- Helps with menstrual cramps
- Reduces fever
- Reduces aches
- Helps a common cold
- Relives headaches
- Used in skin care as a tonic, cleanser for acne – prone skin
- Prevents the growth of some bacteria and yeast
*Although usually considered safe, some people may have an allergic reaction used topically or ingested, discontinue use if so and consult a medical provider if you are worried*
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