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Lemongrass: Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Properties

October 22, 2012

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a Herb/Spice used as a traditional medicine in several cultures and especially used in medicines such as Ayurveda. Gbenou et al studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus and E. citriodora essential oils in an animal model system.

In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose dependent edema inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic and antipyretic properties.

The study identified aldehyde molecules in both essential oils mediating antioxidant activity that may contribute to the anti-inflammatory effects observed.

In conclusion, this investigation indicates the anti-inflammatory property of Lemongrass, a key ingredient used in The Wise Herb Company range of products, and its role as a therapy dealing with inflammatory-related diseases.

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