Serai (Lemongrass)


SERAI

aka Cymbopogon , Lemongrass


GROW

Propagate: cuttings

Light: sunny

Water: twice a day

Soil: good drainage

Fertilizer: twice a month


USES

Relieving anxiety : Lemongrass tea offers further anxiety-reducing properties. Smelling lemongrass may help people with anxiety. Lemongrass tea can be made easily. Just cut the stalks into 1- to 2-inch pieces, boil a cup of water, pour the boiling water over the lemongrass stalks to steep, leave the stalks in the water for at least 5 minutes , strain the liquid from the stalks and pour into a teacup.


Relieving pain : Lemongrass may be able to block pain. This means that drinking lemongrass tea could potentially help to prevent a person from sensing pain.


Boosting red blood cell levels : Drinking lemongrass tea infusions daily can increase hemoglobin concentration, packed cell volume, and red blood cell count in the body.Drinking lemongrass tea boosts the formation of red blood cells.


Relieving bloating : Drinking lemongrass tea can have diuretic effects, which means that it stimulates the kidneys to release more urine than usual.


Preventing infection : Study results suggest that lemongrass may have some infection-preventing capabilities. For example, the herb reduces the incidence of thrush, a fungal infection that commonly affects people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV.





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