Benefits Of Lemon Grass

Lemon grass is a perennial grass found throughout India. Its sanskrit name Bhutrna literally means ‘earthgrass’. It has long aromatic leaves. It is an aromatic diaphoretic that relaxes the peripheral circulatory system and is useful in fevers and also benefits the digestive and respiratory systems.

Benefits of Lemongrass: Bowel spasms, colic, joint pain, diarrhea, fever, gas, colds, arthritis, asthma, lung infection, intestinal mucus membrane tonic and stimulant.

Action: Carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge, analgesic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue.

Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus.

Useful part: Whole plant.

Dosage: 1–9g per day.


Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter, sour

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry, penetrating

Dosa effect: VPK−, V+ in excess

Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood,muscle, marrow

Srotas (channel): Sweat, urinary, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Bhuutika, Bhuutikaa, Bhutrna

English: Lemongrass.

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