04 Feb Lemongrass

Lemongrass has many names and is found as a tasty aromatic addition to many Vietnamese and Thai dishes but there is so much more to this herb.

Closely related to citronella this perennial grass, native to India is  found as a scent in things such as candles and soaps.  Lemongrass has many uses and makes a big appearance in our herbal compresses due to its many healing properties.

Studies have shown that Lemongrass or Ta-Krai in Thai, is highly antiseptic and antibiotic.  It has been used to treat pain for rheumatism, menstrual cramps and headaches.  In Thailand it has been used for treating indigestion and to stimulate appetite.  Topically it can be applied to skin infections such as ringworm, oily hair, or used as a deodorant.

At Denver Integrative Massage School we incorporate this herb via the herbal compresses into our Thai Yoga Massage training.  To learn more about our courses visit our website: www.denverintegrativemassageschool.com