JAKARTA - Serai, commonly known as a regular plant roots and stems are often used as a spice flavoring dishes. In fact, the essential oils in this plant is widely used in the cosmetics industry for the manufacture of perfumes and soaps.
Lemon grass or in the Latin language called Cymbopogon ciatrus is a genus that contains about 55 species of grass. These plants can thrive in warm weather, and reaches a height of about 2 to 4 meters. Lemongrass plants used in various cultures. Part of this plant which can be used for the herb include roots, stems, and leaves. LG Optimus GT540 Unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone with 3 MP Camera, Android OS, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth--No Warranty (Black)MOTOROLA XOOM Android Tablet (10.1-Inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi)Well here are some properties of lemongrass that not much is known: - Prevent cancer A study revealed that every 100 grams of lemon grass contains antioxidants that can prevent cancer. In 2006, a team of researchers from Gurion University in Israel found a compound in the body of lemon grass which can kill cancer cells without damaging healthy cells. - Drug indigestion Containing lemongrass tea helps overcome indigestion, abdominal pain, colds, intestinal cramps and diarrhea. Lemongrass also helps reduce the gas from the intestines and prevent further gas formation. - Detoxification Serai also has detoxifying properties of the body by increasing the number and frequency of urination. This can make the digestive organs, liver, pancreas, kidney, and bladder clean and healthy because of toxic substances and uric acid was removed. - Benefits of the nervous system Essential oils are made using lemon grass can be used to strengthen and improve nervous system function. Because of lemongrass oil is applied to give effect to warm the surface of the body, relaxes muscles and relieve spasms. - Lowering blood pressure Serai effective in reducing blood pressure, stimulate blood circulation and eliminate blood pressure problems. Consumption of a glass of lemon grass juice to reduce hypertension. - As an analgesic Serai relieve all types of inflammation and irritability associated with aches and pains. So if you have a toothache, muscle pain, joint pain, or pain, lemon tea can certainly help. - Beautiful skin Serai is a pillar in the cosmetics industry. The benefits include reduced acne and serves as a refresher. Lemongrass oil can also be massaged into the entire body to give effect to warm up. - Women's health Given lemongrass tea consumption may help reduce menstrual pain and nausea. For the latest news, follow Yahoo! Indonesia on Twitter and FacebookHTC Inspire 4G Android Phone (AT&T)