Benefits of Growing Lemongrass Plant
- Author: Anushka Published: 22nd Sep, 2022
From gardening to culinary and from beauty to health benefits - the Lemongrass plant can rightfully be called a master of all trades! Lemongrass is a wonderful plant with long, grassy leaves that turns any landscape calm, serene and amazingly fragrant. Other than being a versatile herb, easy to grow, tasty & healthful as well as a natural bug repellant, Lemongrass can deliver an impressive array of potential benefits. Listed below are a few convincing reasons why your garden needs a lemongrass plant.
Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Lemongrass has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, drinking its tea can help relieve stress and anxiety and even treat insomnia. In fact, its essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy to lower anxiety levels, elevate mood and improve overall well-being. It also fights against disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Helps to Treat Dandruff
According to the reports, applying the essential oil of lemongrass to hair reduces dandruff and promotes a healthy scalp. It keeps at bay any form of bacteria or yeast-based infection after application.
Promotes Hair Growth
As Lemongrass helps treat dandruff, using its oil promotes hair growth. It comprises hair-friendly ingredients such as neral and citronellol which are beneficial in preventing hair fall and hair regrowth.
Treats Urinary Tract Infection
Other than improving metabolism and regulating digestion, drinking a cup of lemongrass tea has a positive effect on treating urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Though lemongrass’ enchanting lemon scent leaves us mesmerised, insects (especially mosquitoes) can’t stand it. Thus, by growing lemongrass in your garden, you can enjoy your evenings outdoors without any fear of being swarmed by biting insects.
The plant is a staple in Thai cooking. It is sliced, cooked and served in several dishes including soups, curries, sauces and drinks. You can even dry the stem and powder for use. Also, the best way to preserve it is to wrap the stem in a cling wrap and freeze it.
Organic Household Cleaner
Given its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, Lemongrass is effective in cleaning surfaces in your home. It is utilised as a prime ingredient when preparing natural household cleaning products.