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Friday, May 18, 2012

LEMON GRASS (Herbs Power)

Hindi: Gandhatrana, Harí-chaha
English: Lemon grass
Latin: Andropogon citratus DC. (A. Shoenanthus)

Part Used: Essential oil, herb
Habitat: Grows wild in gardens in India, Sri Lanka, Philippines and other tropics, in cultivated areas
Energetics: Pungent, bitter-cold-pungent PK- (V+excess)
Tissues: Fat, nerves
Systems: Nervous, metabolic
Action: Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant; oil—carminative, refrigerant, stomachic, tonic

Uses: Bowel spasms, colic, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (neuralgic), fever, gas, colds, G.I. spasms, intestinal mucus membrane tonic and stimulant; vomiting. Oil/external—bath, perfume, and hair oils; with coconut for lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains, pains, ringworm; excellent tea for Pitta and kidneys.

Precautions: None
Preparation: Infusion or decoction of leaves, powder

1 comment:

Sandi Buchanan said...

I love lemon-grass's healing effects. I do not enjoy the flavor so much, but the benefits outweigh the flavor! Thanks for this post!!
Sandi Buchanan, CFT, RMT