Did some of you realize the benefits of Lemongrass or Tanglad? I remember the time when my cousin asked me to bring him this green thing to add in his roasted chicken to give the aromatic flavor. At first, I did not know that grass will benefit our body in some other way.
Lemongrass or Tanglad in the Philippines is a food flavoring added to make the food more delicious. The fantastic aromatic flavor is also added to make an odorize candles, perfumes, soaps and creams. Nowadays, it is extensively used in various Thai cuisines to add the zesty lemon flavor, associated with the benefits it offers.
There are countless health benefits of Lemongrass in which I am about to share with you.
Lemongrass is a good body cleanser because it detoxifies the liver, kidney, pancreas, bladder and digestive tract as well. It assists the body to get rid of those unwanted toxic substances, so as to stay clean and healthy.
And because lemongrass is best known for its detoxifying properties, it is incorporating the bringing down of your blood pressure!
If you are suffering from Gastro intestinal problems, Lemongrass is known to be a good form of relaxing the abdomen and thereby reducing the affect of belching and stomach pain.
I have once tasted a juice of lemongrass, and it’s great! If you are to prepare a lemongrass juice, this would definitely help you.
6 large stalks of fresh lemongrass
6 tablespoon of sugar
8 cups of water
Pandan leaves for added flavor (optional)
- Wash the lemongrass.
- Slice the lemongrass into quarter length and pound white part.
- In a pot, boil the water together with the lemongrass.
- Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Turn off fire and steep for 15 minutes
- Heat sugar and 3 tablespoon of water until sugar is dissolve.
- Add pandan leaves if you prefer. Let it completely cool.
- Fill a tall glass with ice and pour lemongrass juice.
Are you a skin conscious? Did you know that lemongrass is a good acne and pimple reducer? It helps improve your skin and acts as a muscle and tissue toner at the same time. So if you are to gain your skin to make you look younger, consuming a glass of lemongrass juice will help you. Just make a concoction by boiling the lemongrass leaves and consume it after a few seconds.
In addition, lemongrass is also known to be a great pain killer. It offers great relief against various pains such as toothache, joint pain and muscle pain.
Other health benefits in drinking Lemongrass Juice
- Helps in menstrual disorder
- Helps in preventing colon cancer
- Helps in reducing fever
- Effective remedy for cough and cold
- Relieves rheumatism and arthritis
- Relieve nausea
- Help boost immune system
- Help reduce cellulite
As you have seen, the uses and medicinal benefits of lemongrass are numerous. Why not try it at home as part of your regular diet and see the amazing improvement on your skin, body and general health!