Medicinal Plants: Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass, Zacate de Limon (Cymbopogon citratus)
 
Part Used: Leaves and Shoots
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Uses:
 As a tea it aids digestion, reduces high blood pressure
& treats urinary tract infections as it is a mild diuretic.
Used for coughs and the common cold. Modern
studies show it has anti-carcinogenic properties.
It is uses in Ayurveda with black pepper in tea for
menstrual disorders. It benefits the GI for colitis, indigestion, gastroenteritis
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Note:
 In aromatherapy, the essential oil is refreshing,
active, stimulating, soothing. It can be diluted and
used for fungal infections, excessive perspiration,
scabies, skin/muscle toner, analgesic for muscle
pain, poor circulation, headaches, nervous
exhaustion, stress reliever, insect repellent for fleas, lice and ticks.