Cymbopogon, better known as lemongrass, is a perennial herb often used as a remedy to repel mosquitoes. But with lemongrass you can also prepare infusions helpful in case of sleeplessness and difficult digestion. This plant has detoxifying and diuretic properties and it is also able to keep under control the cholesterol. The latter property has been confirmed by a study reported in the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology by a group of Brazilian researchers in 2011.
In addition to this, the antispasmodic action of lemongrass makes it a remedy against the abdominal, muscle and menstrual cramps while the antiviral properties make this plant an ally to fight viruses, fever and flu. You can prepare the infusion of lemongrass with 2 grams of dried leaves per cup of water, leave to infuse for ten minutes and drink to aid digestion and against flu. The essential oil of lemongrass infuses vitality, improves mood and helps with stress.