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Best Healing Herbs
Oct 2016
Mehar Jamil
Diet And Lifestyle Counsellor, Apollo Life, Bangalore

Though herbs have been used for hundreds of years to heal, scientist are still discovering amazing new powers in the best healing herbs, such as the ability to kill cancer cells and to cure many more ailments. So, here are some top healing herbs along with their medicinal properties.

Lemon Grass

  • As the name implies, lemon grass just smells like lemons, but it is milder, sweeter and far less sour. It is used in many medicines, cuisines and beauty products and grows and spreads very fast, like any other grass.
  • It work as an analgesic and relieves muscle and joint pain, toothache and headache resulting from viral infections like cough, cold, fever and influenza
  • Lemon grass also has anti-depressant, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-pyretic properties, which is the agent that brings down very high fever
  • Lemon grass oil is a galactogogue - a substance that increases milk formation in breasts. Hence, it ensures that the milk quality is better and more beneficial. This aspect of lemon grass is a source of vital nourishment for lactating mothers and feeding babies
  • Lemon grass also works as a natural diuretic