Lemongrass is used in Ayurveda and folk medicine for fevers, pains, digestion and respiratory concerns. Also called Citronella, it is commonly prescribed as a digestive aid and for bloating relief. Lemongrass is known as “fever grass” in traditional medicine, owing to its therapeutic effects in lowering fever, alleviating coughs and helping with breathing problems related to seasonal allergies.
Fast-growing as clumps of tall hardy grass, Lemongrass thrives in warm humid conditions. In dry form, Lemongrass contains a range of phytoconstituent compounds, including Citrals, that have shown antioxidant properties. Scientific research indicates certain pharmacological activities in Lemongrass such as antibacterial and antimalarial effects. It is widely used in aromatherapy to revive and combat stress.