Lemongrass is not only an aromatic spice popular in Asian cuisine, but has traditionally been used as natural herbal remedy thanks to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It is helpful in treating laryngitis, colds, fever and respiratory infections, and has an analgesic action that can relieve headaches, minor sprains, rheumatism and back pain. Some studies have also shown anti-carcinogenic activity, due to the powerful antioxidants contained in lemongrass. Its diuretic qualities aid detoxification, and it is helpful in treating gastrointestinal disorders. Lemongrass is a rich source of multiple vitamins and vital minerals, and tends to have a revitalising effect on the whole body.