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The Many Benefits of Lemongrass

04/09/2009 17:09

Lemongrass is one of nature's more effective and pleasant cures to many ailments. Used widely in Brazilian and Malaysian folk medicine, its properties are now being recognized in a world wanting to find more natural treatments for common problems. Lemongrass has a strong lemony scent that can be used to revitalize the body, clear headaches, relieve the symptoms of jetlag, and help to combat nervous exhaustion and other stress-related conditions. It is great at treating respiratory infections such as sore throats, laryngitis and fever and helps prevent spreading of infectious diseases. It is helpful with colitis, indigestion and gastro-enteritis. Surprising uses! Lemongrass oil can be used as an insect repellent. It helps to keep pets clean of fleas, ticks and lice. It also is used for clearing up oily skin and acne, as well as athlete's foot. It alleviates excessive perspiration.

How You Can Use Lemongrass:

  • You can get many of the benefits of lemongrass when it is incorporated in a soap, like the soap pictured below.
  • In a steam vapor, Lemongrass oil can be used for nervousness and as an insect repellent. It is also great to revive the mind when feeling tired or drowsy and to energize as well as relieving fatigue.
  • In a massage oil or in the bath, lemongrass oil can be used in blended massage oil or diluted in the bath to assist with cellulite, digestive problems, as a diuretic, for infections, nervousness, for over exerted ligaments and as a general tonic.
  • In cream or lotion it has value in clearing cellulite, as well as toning the skin, opening blocked pores and helping with acne. The antiseptic properties are useful in treating athlete's foot and other fungal infections.

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