Lemongrass as a Traditional Treatment for Cough
Many people are familiar with a cough and they often treat it with counter medication drugs that they buy at the local pharmacy. Some people though, choose to find a traditional treatment for their cough by using what nature has offered. There are many nature’s ingredients that people can use to treat cough and one of them is lemongrass (Cymbopogon).
Lemongrass is a native plant that can be found in tropical countries such as Indonesia and India. There are many benefits that can be taken from this particular plant and it is widely used as an herb in Asian food. The plant also has other usages. For example, citronella grass which is another species of lemon grass is extracted into citronella oil and it is used as a mosquito repellant in Indonesia.
Back to the main topic where lemongrass can be used to treat cough. It is easy to make this homemade treatment and of course, it is not expensive:
- Prepare 5gr of lemon grass
- Boil it with 200 cc water for 15 minutes
- Drink the concoction for a half glass in the morning and another half in the afternoon
Lemongrass is a popular addition to tea and this kind of mixture is popular in India since it is used extensively in Ayurvedic medication treatment. Ayurvedic treatment uses lemongrass as an addition to the tea and they also use it to make an herbal soup that is believed to heal coughs, nasal congestion and also cold.
Lemongrass has the anti bacterial benefit which can help people treat infection in the stomach and bowel. It also functioned well as a diuretic and stops any seizure problem. There are many other usages of the lemongrass besides the ones mentioned above. Different countries have different usages with this particular plant and the popular one is to use the lemongrass oil as the aromatherapy oil due to its calming effect.