Fetalvero: Delightful herbal friends-A A +A
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MY FRIEND got so mad with her gardener for weeding out her lemon grass. The gardener probably thought the herbal plant was simply a kind of wild grass worthy of weeding.
Lemon grass is what makes our dishes savory, particularly the rotisserie chicken.
However, most of us do not know that the herb is not just to spice up our food.
My friend Gen, who searched the website, shared with me the useful information about the health benefits of lemon grass to the delight of my senior friends.
Did you know that you can be relieved of your headache by simply drinking lemon grass that has been boiled and cooled with ice? The herb lowers a lot of stuff affecting your health like your cholesterol, blood pressure and fever. If you suffer from vertigo, lemon grass can also be a relief from the imbalance that causes you to sway Lemon grass acts as a diuretic and therefore it relieves symptoms of urinary tract infection. For someone who has a poor metabolism, the herb can relieve constipation because it aids in the digestive system.
I find herbs as good supplements especially when the cost of medicine keeps going up and the standard of living gets too high for seniors who live on their pensions.
Our country is blessed with a lot of medicinal plants. The kamunggay is now used to enhance some bakery products like pan de sal.
Oregano can cure simple cough and colds. Mangagaw and tawa-tawa reportedly increase the blood platelets of patients who have dengue.
Let us be mindful of our natural resources and protect it from being misused and abused. To go one step farther, we can even incorporate information on the use of herbal plants in our health education. This way, our kids will know the health benefits of these plants and share the information with their parents who are trying to scrimp and save.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 12, 2013.