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What are the benefits of lemongrass?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 26, 2011 at 8:23 PM

I can get it by the pound, finely shredded and frozen, from an Asian market. Besides adding a wonderful flavor to soups, what are some every day uses and benefits? I keep seeing mention of it being a good source of Vitamin C, but according to CRON-O-Meter, there doesn't seem to be much in a Tbsp of raw lemongrass.

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on December 27, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Oh nice, you already did a tea? That is awesome - if you continue with your N=1 Project Lemongrass will you update if you see negatives or positives? Would be cool to know. Oh crap, I see I forgot to give the measurement that the values were based on - it was for the **nutritive value of 100g**

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 27, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Oh nice, you already did a tea? That is awesome - if you continue with your N=1 Project Lemongrass will you update if you see negatives or positives? Would be cool to know Oh crap, I see I forgot to give the measurement that the values were based on - it was for the **nutritive value of 100g**

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on December 27, 2011
at 12:11 AM

A tbsp of most things doesn't contain that much nutrition, not because it's not concentrated, simply because it's too small a dose.

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on December 26, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Wow, sounds like it would be good to drink every day! Even better than green tea :) I just made a cup of it, added some honey, and man it was delicious!

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 26, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Mmmm.. it's very rich in "citral" - also found in lemon peel. It's supposed to aid in digestion, muscle cramps and spasms, headaches, fever. Also it has antibacterial/antifungal properties.

This is actually a pretty good link that if you scroll down it gives the measurements for tea, compresses and such.

Here, from my herb book:

Lemongrass is antifungal, antibacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory. It helps to relieve digestive ailments and fluid retention, helps the body regenerate connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, improves circulation and promotes lymph flow. It???s also used to treat bladder infections, varicose veins, promote mental alertness and clarity, sinus and respiratory ailments

And the nutrient value + RDA percentage

Vitamins
Folates 75 mcg 19% Niacin 1.101 mg 7% Pyridoxine 0.080 mg 6% Riboflavin 0.135 mg 10.5% Thiamin 0.065 mg 5.5% Vitamin A 6 mg 1% Vitamin C 2.6 mg 4%

Electrolytes
Sodium 6 mg 1% Potassium 723 mg 15%

Minerals
Calcium 65 mg 6.5% Copper 0.266 mg 29% Iron 8.17 mg 102% Magnesium 60 mg 15% Manganese 5.244 mg 228% Selenium 0.7 mcg 1% Zinc 2.23 mg 20%

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 27, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Oh nice, you already did a tea? That is awesome - if you continue with your N=1 Project Lemongrass will you update if you see negatives or positives? Would be cool to know. Oh crap, I see I forgot to give the measurement that the values were based on - it was for the **nutritive value of 100g**

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on December 26, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Wow, sounds like it would be good to drink every day! Even better than green tea :) I just made a cup of it, added some honey, and man it was delicious!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 27, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Oh nice, you already did a tea? That is awesome - if you continue with your N=1 Project Lemongrass will you update if you see negatives or positives? Would be cool to know Oh crap, I see I forgot to give the measurement that the values were based on - it was for the **nutritive value of 100g**

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