Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)


Lemongrass - Refreshing Taste and Aroma

Discover the refreshing power of lemongrass. This unique plant with a subtle lemon scent and delicate flavor can add a new energy to your dishes and beverages. Lemongrass, also known as Lemon Grass, is highly valued for its distinctive taste and aromatic properties. Our lemongrass is an excellent addition to teas, drinks, cocktails, and desserts. It can also be used in cooking to season dishes, giving them a unique character.
Lemongrass not only imparts a special flavor to dishes and beverages but also possesses numerous beneficial health properties. It is known for its antioxidant action, supporting the immune system and neutralizing harmful free radicals. Additionally, lemongrass contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties that can support the health of the digestive and nervous systems.
Our lemongrass is carefully dried and packaged, preserving its aromatic and flavorful qualities. Add lemongrass to your pantry and enjoy its unique taste and aroma at any time.

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(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass nazwy  Other names for lemongrass include:

  • Lemongrass
  • Citronella grass
  • Barbed wire grass
  • Fever grass
  • Cochin grass
  • Silky heads
  • Sally grass
  • Cymbopogon citratus
  • Andropogon citratus
  • West Indian lemongrass
  • East Indian lemongrass
  • Malabar grass
  • British Indian lemongrass
  • Guatemala lemongrass
  • Madagascar lemongrass

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass health benefits  1. What are the health benefits of lemongrass ?

Lemongrass, also known as lemon balm, is a plant with strong medicinal properties that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. There are numerous health benefits associated with its consumption. Firstly, lemongrass is rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids and ferulic acid, which help combat free radicals and prevent cell damage. Therefore, drinking lemongrass tea can help prevent diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders. Lemongrass is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help alleviate pain and inflammation, especially in individuals with rheumatic conditions and joint inflammation.
Another health benefit of lemongrass is its antibacterial and antiviral properties. Compounds present in lemongrass can help combat bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, responsible for stomach diseases, as well as viruses like herpes. Lemongrass can also aid in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression due to its calming properties. Studies have shown that compounds found in lemongrass can help regulate stress hormone levels, such as cortisol, which may contribute to reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Another health benefit of lemongrass is its digestive enhancement properties. With its compounds that stimulate the production of digestive juices, lemongrass can help alleviate stomach pain, bloating, and other digestive issues. It's also worth noting that lemongrass is low in calories and free of fats and cholesterol, making it a good choice for weight-conscious individuals and heart health.
Lemongrass is a plant with strong medicinal properties and can provide many health benefits. Drinking lemongrass tea can help prevent diseases, alleviate pain and inflammation, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve digestion, and maintain a healthy weight.

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass digestive system  2. Can lemongrass help in combating digestive system diseases ?

Lemongrass is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes in Asian and African countries for centuries. Scientific research confirms its health-promoting properties, including a beneficial impact on the digestive system.
First and foremost, lemongrass is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help combat infections and inflammations in the digestive system. Additionally, its active compounds, such as citral and eugenol, possess antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, which can lead to digestive system diseases like ulcers and Crohn's disease. Lemongrass can also aid in digestion, particularly due to the presence of compounds like chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid, which support the functioning of the pancreas and liver. These compounds assist in the digestion of fats and sugars, contributing to a reduction in intestinal issues and excessive gas. Moreover, lemongrass contains flavonoid compounds that can help alleviate symptoms of digestive system diseases such as diarrhea and indigestion. These flavonoids have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that aid in the treatment of inflammations and prevent damage to intestinal cells. It is also worth mentioning that lemongrass has analgesic and antioxidant properties, which can help alleviate symptoms of digestive system diseases like abdominal pain and nausea.

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass releiving pin  3. Can lemongrass help in relieving pain ?

Lemongrass is an herb that has been used in traditional natural medicine for its medicinal properties. One of the key health benefits of lemongrass is its ability to relieve pain. Studies have shown that components present in lemongrass, such as lemon oil, citric acid, and limonene, have analgesic properties. Lemon oil, which is derived from lemongrass leaves, is particularly effective in relieving muscle and joint pain. It can also help alleviate menstrual pain and headaches. In traditional natural medicine, lemongrass has been used as a natural pain reliever for various health issues, including muscle aches, joint pain, menstrual pain, and headaches. It is also used to alleviate pain associated with gastrointestinal diseases such as ulcers and acid reflux. Lemongrass can be consumed as a tea with added honey or sugar. It can also be used as a flavor enhancer in various dishes such as soups, sausages, and fish. Some lemongrass preparations, such as ointments and oils, can be applied topically to the skin for pain relief.
Lemongrass is a wonderful natural pain reliever that can help alleviate various types of pain. However, it is always recommended to consult a doctor or other healthcare professional before using any herb as a medicinal remedy to obtain professional advice and avoid any potential side effects.

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass sleep quality  4. Can lemongrass help improve sleep quality ?

Lemongrass, also known as Indian melissa or lemon balm, has long been used in natural medicine for its beneficial health properties. One potential health benefit of lemongrass is its ability to improve sleep quality. Animal studies suggest that lemongrass may help alleviate insomnia symptoms by influencing the nervous system and reducing stress. Chemical compounds found in lemongrass, such as rosmarinic acid and chlorogenic acid, may impact the nervous system, reducing feelings of anxiety and stress, which can aid in falling asleep more easily and achieving better sleep. In one study conducted on humans, researchers found that consuming lemongrass tea before bedtime helped improve sleep quality. The study involved 40 participants who were given either lemongrass tea or a placebo before sleep. Those who received lemongrass tea reported better sleep quality and fewer awakenings compared to the placebo group.

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass side effect  5. What are the side effects associated with regular consumption of lemongrass tea ?

Consuming lemongrass tea is generally considered safe and low-risk for health. However, like any food product, it may cause certain side effects in some individuals. Among the most common side effects of consuming lemongrass tea are allergic reactions, such as difficulty breathing, skin rashes, itching, and swelling. Individuals with asthma or allergic conditions should exercise caution when consuming lemongrass. Consuming excessive amounts of lemongrass tea can also lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, and bloating. Additionally, due to its citric compounds, consuming large amounts of lemongrass tea can result in tooth enamel damage. Individuals with liver and kidney diseases, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women, should consult a doctor before consuming larger quantities of lemongrass tea, as its effects on these groups have not been sufficiently studied. Consuming lemongrass tea is generally safe for health but may have side effects in some individuals. People with allergic conditions, liver and kidney diseases, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women, should exercise caution and consult a doctor before consuming larger quantities of this tea.

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass mothers sfe  6. Is lemongrass safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers ?

Lemongrass, like many other herbs and plants, raises questions about its safety for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. While there is a lack of clinical studies on the effects of lemongrass during pregnancy and lactation, some sources suggest that lemongrass can be used in moderate amounts without risking the health of the mother and child. However, it is always recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to consult with their healthcare provider before starting any herbal supplement, including lemongrass tea. In some cases, a healthcare provider may advise avoiding lemongrass or using it only in limited quantities. For individuals who regularly consume lemongrass tea and suspect they are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, paying attention to the amount consumed is important. Excessive consumption of lemongrass, particularly in the early months of pregnancy, is not recommended. Lemongrass is generally considered safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers when consumed in moderate amounts. However, if in doubt, it is always advisable to consult with a healthcare provider.

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass storing  7. How to store lemongrass to maintain its freshness and aroma ?

Lemongrass is a plant that contains many essential oils and aromatic compounds responsible for its characteristic scent and flavor. To maintain the freshness and aroma of lemongrass, proper storage is necessary. The best way to store lemongrass is by placing it in the refrigerator. It should be placed in a sealed plastic bag or a tightly sealed container. It is important to keep it away from other food items to avoid transferring aromas. Lemongrass can be stored in the refrigerator for about 1-2 weeks. Alternatively, lemongrass can be stored outside the refrigerator, but in that case, one needs to be more cautious about moisture. It is best to place it in a glass or ceramic bottle that is tightly sealed. It is also important to avoid exposing lemongrass to direct sunlight or heat. In the case of dried lemongrass, it is best to store it in a dry and dark place, such as a pantry or kitchen cabinet. It should be placed in a tightly sealed container to prevent moisture and loss of aroma. Dried lemongrass should be stored for about 6 months; after that time, it begins to lose its aroma and flavor. Storing lemongrass in the refrigerator or a tightly sealed container is the best way to maintain its freshness and aroma. It is also important to keep it away from moisture, sunlight, and heat.

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass scientific  SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH was conducted by:

  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
  • Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine
  • University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Korea Food Research Institute
  • University of Toyama, Japan
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
  • Institute of Medicinal Plants, Pakistan
  • National Research Centre, Egypt

(Cymbopogon citratus), citronella, British Indian lemongrass sources  SOURCES

  • Akdogan M., et al. (2016). Essential oil composition of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) at different maturity stages and its biological activities. Industrial Crops and Products, 82, 117-122.
  • Chen, W., et al. (2018). The anti-inflammatory effects of citral and its nanoformulations on lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in RAW264.7 macrophages. Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 8(5), 1325-1336.
  • Chingunpituk, K., et al. (2017). Anti-diabetic effects of Cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 7(3), 332-336.
  • Dzoyem, J. P., et al. (2014). In vitro antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of selected medicinal plants used in the West Coast Region of Cameroon. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2014, 1-9.
  • Ferreira, L. C., et al. (2018). Effect of lemongrass infusion on human mesenchymal stromal cells: An in vitro study. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 210, 314-318.
  • Ghalandari, S., et al. (2019). Essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus against fungal pathogens and aflatoxin production. Food Control, 98, 245-251.
  • He, Y., et al. (2018). Lemongrass essential oil attenuates acetaminophen-induced acute hepatotoxicity in rats. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(19), 4843-4850.
  • Kumari, N., et al. (2019). Cymbopogon citratus mediated green synthesis of gold nanoparticles and their biological activities. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 190, 86-97.
  • Mashhadi, N. S., et al. (2013). Anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of ginger in health and physical activity: review of current evidence. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4(Suppl 1), S36-S42.
  • Owolabi, M. S., et al. (2018). Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil against chronic unpredictable mild stress-induced changes in mice. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, 30(3), 267-276.
  • Ribeiro-Santos, R., et al. (2015). Antibacterial activity of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus L.) essential oil and its constituents against pathogenic strains of Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 46(2), 411-417.

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