The Taste & Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Introduction

A lazy evening, a fine book, some crisp cookies, and a bottle of Bird's Nest with Lemongrass - what more could one desire? Pleasantly light with a fresh and invigorating scent, this delightful beverage incorporates hints of mint and citrusy lemon.

Interestingly, there are multitudes of benefits to these tall, stalky plants, and it has long since been used for medicinal purposes as an ancient herbal remedy. Read on to discover more about the potential health benefits of Lemongrass.

Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Benefits

HEALTH AID

A popular health aid, Lemongrass, can be found in the health section of many natural food stores. Thanks to a high concentration of vitamins and minerals, it helps boost the immune system and stave off the common cold and flu.

Two main compounds in Lemongrass, citral, and geranial, are thought to be responsible for anti-inflammatory benefits. What's more, these lanky plants also boasts antibacterial and antifungal properties, making beverages not just tasty but also healthy.

PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDENTS

Free radicals, linked to certain types of cancers, as well as premature aging, are naturally produced in the body and may be caused by pollution and exposure to carcinogens. They cause oxidative stress which essentially results in cells and natural processes breaking down.

Lemongrass contains high concentrations of antioxidants that work to protect healthy body processes by eliminating free radicals that can cause serious health issues.

HEART HEALTH

A natural formula, researchers found that the regular intake of Lemongrass results in a moderate decrease in blood pressure and modulates risk factors of heart disease such as cholesterol, protecting the heart from cardiovascular disease.

Lemongrass boasts anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in blood vessels and arteries; it improves the circulation of red blood cells and reduces the risk of platelet buildup that causes blood clots and heart attacks. Besides, one can also benefit from a significantly reduced heart rate and increased relaxation.

AID WEIGHT LOSS

A natural diuretic, Lemongrass, can help you shed pounds when paired with a healthy diet and workout plan. Unequivocally an excellent substitute for calorie-laden sugary soft drinks thanks to its flavorful nature; it helps rid your body of excess wastes and boost metabolism, making digestion quicker and helping burn more calories.

DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Lemongrass boasts anti-inflammatory properties that may help soothe irritated stomach muscles that cause cramps and bloating while helping relieve stomach pain and nausea.

Further supporting its use as a digestive aid since ancient times, researchers have found Lemongrass to exhibit protective effects against stomach issues and gastric ulcers caused by aspirin and ethanol.

Bird's Nest with Lemongrass

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By Zhen International