Lemongrass is also known as Bhutrin in Ayurveda. It is widely used in the food industry as a flavouring agent.
Lemongrass helps maintain blood cholesterol levels by lowering the bad cholesterol and manages blood pressure due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Drinking Lemongrass tea (kadha) twice a day helps in weight loss as it removes toxins from the body and improves metabolism.
Applying Lemongrass oil to the skin in combination with some carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil helps to get relief from pain and swelling due to its anti-inflammatory property. This remedy is also beneficial for dandruff when applied to the scalp due to its antifungal property.
Lemongrass oil should always be used in diluted form along with some carrier oil like almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil to avoid irritation and allergies.
Lemongrass : Cymbopogon citratus, Bhutrin, Bhutik, Chatra, Hari chai, Agni ghass, Majigehulu, Purahalihulla, Oilcha, Lilacha, Lilicha, Karpurappilu, Chippagaddi, Nimmagaddi, Khawi, Gandhabena, Shambharapulla, Gandhabena, Shambharapula, Mirvacha, West Indian Lemongrass, Melissa grass, Hirvacha, Haona, Chae kashmiri, Jazar masalah.