#HerboftheHour - #Lemongrass

Not just for Thai food!

Cymbopogon citratus (C. citratus) is a citrus-derived herb and so it’s a practical way to boost your immune system. In addition, it has the following benefits…

Lemongrass promotes optimal digestion. 1 Also, it has a significant, dose-dependent effect in decreasing serum cholesterol levels within rats. 2 Like chamomile, lemongrass demonstrates mood-stabilizing evidence; specifically with anxiety.3

Next week’s article is a lemongrass masala chai recipe on Ayurverita’s premium platform. See below for a preview 😌☕️✨

Ingredients:

  • Lemongrass leaf/leaves

  • Ginger

  • Chai leaves

  • Turmeric

  • Milk

  • Water

  • Sugar

  1. Shah G, Shri R, Panchal V, Sharma N, Singh B, Mann A. Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Cymbopogon citratus, stapf (Lemon grass). J Adv Pharm Tech Res. 2011;2(1):3.

  2. Agbafor KN, Akubugwo EI. Hypocholesterolaemic effect of ethanolic extract of fresh leaves of Cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass). African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 6 (5), pp. 596-598, 5 March, 2007.

  3. Blanco MM, Costa CARA, Freire AO, Santos JG, Costa M. Neurobehavioral effect of essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus in mice. Phytomedicine. 2009;16(2-3):265-270.

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