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What is Lemon Grass Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Lemon Grass in Food

Lemon Grass is used as an ingredient in dishes, in soaps, perfumes, candles, and as a mosquito repellant. Health benefits include detoxification of the digestive system, pancreas, kidney, bladder and liver; reducing the cholesterol and uric acid levels; stimulating circulatory and digestive system and treatment of pimples and acne. It is also used as an anti-spasmodic, anti-rheumatic, antiemetic, anticonvulsant agent, and for the treatment of nervous disorders and fever. Beta-myrcene which is a constituent of Lemon Grass can interfere with the activity of cytochrome-450 function which regulates many metabolic reactions. It can also cause allergic reactions. It shouldn’t be used in pregnancy as it stimulates menstrual flow and abortion

by Margaret Walker on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:02


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