Food of the Week: Lemongrass

  • Lemongrass is a naturally good source of Vitamins A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, and potassium.
  • Some natural medicinal properties of this perennial growing herb include: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, astringent, insecticidal, etc.
  • Taking in lemongrass regularly promotes healthy digestion.
  • . The anti-cholesterol and anti-atherosclerosis action of lemongrass helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine. Plus, it helps in the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol in the blood, which in turn helps prevent atherosclerotic plaque buildup.
  • The diuretic nature of lemongrass helps remove toxins, uric acid and bad cholesterol from the body by increasing the frequency and quantity of urination. Urination also helps clean out the kidneys.
  • Lemongrass has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help your body cope with coughs, fever and other cold and flu symptoms.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, lemongrass helps treat arthritis, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, gout and other types of joint pain.


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