Lemon Grass: A Healthy Thirst Quencher!

Sep 4, 2015 | Views: 54

Upon entering Kechara Forest Retreat, guests are greeted by a view of lush greenery. The Green Team worked hard to research on the different types of vegetation that should be planted on the 35-acre piece of land that Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is built on.

One of the plants selected was lemon grass. Drive into KFR, past the guardhouse, and planted alongside the main road is one of the most useful and beneficial plants in the world.

For hundreds of years, lemon grass has been used in the world of medicine, food & beverage, and manufacturing. They are known to be a good source of the following:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Folic acid
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium
  • Manganese

The Green Team had initially planted lemon grass in order to ward off any insects such as sandflies in order to create a more comfortable working environment for our full-time staff, volunteers and construction workers. However, upon discovering the wide range of benefits of the herb, they have made fresh lemon grass drinks available for visitors so that everyone can enjoy the benefits.

The benefits include:

  • treating digestive tract spasms, and stomach ache (contains antiseptic compounds that effectively kill bad bacteria and parasites in the digestive tract)
  • control cholesterol levels (helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine)
  • detoxifies (helps remove toxins, uric acid and bad cholesterol)
  • reduces high blood pressure
  • reduces convulsions and vomiting
  • reduces aches from achy joints (and rheumatism; contains anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties)
  • helps reduce fever and cough
  • helps reduce the effects experienced with a common cold (effective in breaking down mucus and phlegm buildup)
  • helps mothers increase milk production
  • fights depression (contains antidepressant properties, and citronella which has a calming effect)

Lemon grass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine, medicinal herb in India and essential oil for various purposes all around the world.

Join us for our next Dorje Shugden Open Day (12/09/15) if you would like to try our thirst-quenching lemon grass drink. Freshly brewed and naturally cooled by the Green Team, a member of the team will be available should you wish to learn more about the benefits.

For more information, please contact Kechara House Front Desk at +603 7803 3908 or email us at house@kechara.com.






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