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Benefits Of Lemongrass In Pregnancy

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Lemongrass, a perennial grass, is one of the must-include foods in a pregnancy diet. Lemongrass is a good source of folic acid, zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, manganese, vitamin A, phosphorous and vitamin C.

Lemongrass is a sedative and it has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, carminative, antibacterial and anticancerous properties. It is a multi-beneficial herb that is good to be consumed for women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their newborn.

Even though lemongrass is totally safe to be consumed during pregnancy, its high dose must be avoided, as it is associated with heavy menstrual flow that could be dangerous and can lead to a possible miscarriage.

Also, lemongrass can be associated with a load of other health benefits. It promotes digestion, is anticancerous in nature, it reduces stress, detoxifies the body and controls the cholesterol levels.

Likewise, there are a few more health benefits of lemongrass which is safe to be consumed during pregnancy.

Thus, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the health benefits of consuming lemongrass during pregnancy. Read on to know more about it.

Benefits Of Lemongrass In Pregnancy

Promotes Digestion: Lemongrass improves the function of the digestive system during pregnancy. The compounds present in lemongrass can kill bacteria in the digestive tract and promote digestion.

Benefits Of Lemongrass In Pregnancy

Controls Cholesterol Levels: Lemongrass has anti-cholesterol properties that reduces excess cholesterol from the body. Apart from that, it also helps in the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

Detoxifies The Body: Lemongrass consumption cleanses and detoxifies the body. It helps to flush out the toxins and bad cholesterol from the body. It purifies the bladder, kidneys, etc, and promotes the flow of blood to all other organs of the body.

Benefits Of Lemongrass In Pregnancy

Reduces Stress: Lemongrass essential oil has a soothing smell that alleviates depression, anxiety and mood swings. It also promotes a good sleep.

Fights Cancer: The compounds present in lemongrass fight the free radicals and restrict the growth of cancerous cells in the body, thereby acting as an efficient anti-cancerous agent.

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Story first published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 17:01 [IST]
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