Like wheat, lemongrass belongs to the sweet grass family. It is very versatile. You can use it for tea in
the kitchen and it is an important medicinal plant in the tropics. It works as a natural antibiotic.
Lemongrass grows easily and without much maintenance. It is propagated vegetatively by dividing the tufts and replanting them. Fertilize regularly with compost. With us in Germany you can only pull it in a pot, because it needs a lot of sun.
The grass smells of lemons, with an earthy undertone, cool and powerful. You can combine it well with other fragrances. Insects don't like the smell. You can drive them out if you put the leaves in the house on the open embers. You can also treat animals against fleas and ticks.
Lemongrass is one of the strongest natural antibiotics. Its essential oil is often more effective than penicillin or streptomycin in infections with Staphylococcus aureus.
Bad breath shows that something is wrong with your body. You can chew a fresh leaf of lemongrass 2-3 times a day. It also helps with toothache.
Lemongrass is part of everyday kitchen life. It tastes refreshing, urinates and promotes digestion.
Tea is made for every day from the fresh or dried leaves.
I t is used as a basic spice in the kitchen and cooked with the food.
Ingredients: 2 handfuls of lemongrass + 2 liters of water
Preparation: Bring to the boil, leave to steep for at least 15 minutes. Strain and drink throughout the day. Children correspondingly less.
The essential oils also lower the fever and have a slight antibiotic effect.
Remember: In naturopathy, fever is not reduced with medication in viral diseases. Fever is a body's defense mechanism that defeats the virus.
If you feel a cold approaching, a sweat cure is often very helpful. The best time is the afternoon. You drink hot tea in a hot room and lie down in bed so that you sweat profusely. Then you have to change the bedding. Sweating strengthens your immune system and gives your body more strength to fight the viruses.
Lemongras is very versatile. This wool is made by Lemongras.