Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus
Lemongrass grows in dense clumps, with a thick base that is easy to propagate. Its leaves are bright green with sharp edges and can grow to about 3 feet tall. It grows well in a tropical climate that gets a lot of rain and has sandy rich soils. It is native to Southern India and Sri Lanka and is a popular ingredient in South Eastern Asian cuisine.
High in citral, the primary chemical component of Lemongrass, this herb displays strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Also high in silica, Lemongrass is effective in a protocol for eliminating parasites. In combination with helping fight off unwanted organisms, Lemongrass helps aid digestion, boost immunity and promote healthy circulation. It is fortifying in nature and lends to strong hair, skin, nails, tooth enamel, muscles and ligaments.
- Fortifies hair, skin, nails and teeth
- Helps muscles, tendons and ligaments heal
- Reduces rheumatism arthritis
- Helps recover from exhaustion
- Treats digestive problems
- Reduces fever, coughs, cold, and exhaustion
- Helps rid of parasites
- Repels insects
- High in silica, folate, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium.