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Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citracus)

Definition:
Chinese medicinal practitioners use lemon grass to treat colds, abdominal distress and headaches. It is also considered a blood cleanser and a good remedy for fevers. Lemon grass helps to expedite the removal of mucus from the body during infections.

Applications:
Colds, digestive upsets and fever.

Scientific Updates:
Lemon grass is reputed to slow the discharge of mucus, as well as reduce mucus discharge in respiratory conditions, due in part to its astringent properties.

Complementary Agents:
Sage, blessed thistle, marshmallow, mullein, pleurisy root, catnip, chamomile, slippery elm, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, vitamin A and calcium/magnesium.

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