Lemongrass as Traditional Remedy

Lemongrass has become one of our favourite plants. Believed to be a native plant of Indonesia, lemongrass or ‘sereh’ as how Indonesian normally call it, carries lots of benefits and has been used locally since a long time ago. It grows abundantly in Blueboots Farm (and everywhere else in Indonesia!), it has lots of benefits for our health and it does not cost much at all. Here are a couple of things that we think is rather beneficial from the humble lemongrass.

  1. Heals Cold & Cough. Carrying antibacterial and antifungal properties, lemongrass has been used widely to heal cold, cough and flu symptoms. It also has lots of vitamin C, which improves your immune system. We love to have it as lemongrass and honey tea when it looks like we are about to catch a cold.
  2. Helps Digestion. Lemongrass is commonly known to help treat digestive problems like indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting and cramps due to its antiseptic compounds. It is also beneficial in repopulating good bacteria in the colon.
  3. Calming Effect. We love to use lemongrass oil as aromatherapy when we are feeling a bit blue. Lemongrass has a calming, warming effect and even better, it can keep mosquitos away.

Those are the benefits of lemongrass as traditional remedy that we have used ourselves at Blueboots Farm. You too now can adapt this at home and make the most of this abundant plant!