LEMONGRASS

ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

(PART 1)

Gan Khai Chung

CITRALIFE LEMONGRASS
1.0 LEMONGRASS
Cymbopogon (lemongrass) has 55 species and the species known as Cymbopogon citratus is native to warm temperate and tropical regions. It is a tall perennial grass. Common names include lemon grass, barbed wire grass, citronella grass, fever grass, tanglad, serai and many others. Lemongrass is native to India and tropical Asia. It is used as a herb in Asian cuisine such as curries and Thai Tom Yam soup. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered or used fresh. It is often used as a tea in African countries and Latin America. Lemongrass oil is used as a natural pesticide and a preservative. Lemongrass as a herbal drink has many health benefits. The efficacy of lemongrass as a medicine is described below.

2.0 ROLE OF LEMONGRASS IN WESTERN MEDICINE AND HERBAL MEDICINE
Herbal medicine has its roots in ancient medicine and is adapted to be followed with modern medicines. Citralife lemongrass is 100% natural with no preservatives and no additives. It is a homogeneous (single herb) product and consists only of a single herb called the lemongrass. There is no side effect in the consumption of lemongrass. Lemongrass is used as a form of preventive medicine to maintain good health. Citralife lemongrass is a complementary and adjunctive medicine (in conjunction with western medicine) for many ailments. Complementary medicine can work along with the western medicine to help the healing process of the patient. Citralife acts as a booster and accelerator in the healing process. Citralife lemongrass is not an alternative medicine. Alternative medicine healing procedure differs significantly from western medicine and therefore it cannot work with western medicine.

3.0

CITRALIFE THERAPEUTIC HERBAL DRINK

Based on the testimonies of many Citralife users, lemongrass helps to bring normality to our lives. Lemongrass helps to regulate and normalize our blood pressure, bowel movement and bladder control as shown in the diagram below. This is an amazing herbal medicine which can cure both sides of the spectrum and cure many ailments.

4.0 PRESCRIPTION AND EFFICACY OF CITRALIFE FOR VARIOUS AILMENTS
The amazing health benefits of Citralife herbal drink

- 1 cup per day is a refreshing aromatic herbal drink to start a new day - More than 2 cups per day becomes an adjunctive therapy and herbal medicine for
various ailments

The efficacy* of Citralife lemongrass for various ailments was documented based on the testimonies of Citralife users. The pragmatic trials over the years have led to the prescription (consumption per day) of Citralife lemongrass drink for various ailments and their recorded recovery/healing period. The data is summarised in the tabulation below. Suggested serving: 4 gm (per table spoon) per cup

Lemongrass is a therapeutic herbal medicine where the effectiveness is slower compared to chemical based medicine. Lemongrass is classified as a vegetable and herb by Ministry of Health Malaysia and HALAL by Islamic Development Department of Malaysia. * Efficacy indicates the capacity for beneficial change (or therapeutic effect) of Citralife lemongrass intervention. NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 AILMENTS Indigestion & Heart Burn Body Water Retention High Blood Pressure Low Blood Pressure Constipation Diarrhea Poor Stamina Incontinence Urinary Hesitancy Itchy Rash & Eczema Frozen Shoulder Arthritis Hemorrhoids Over Weight High Uric Acid & Gout Menstruation Pain Chronic Headache & Migraine Diabetes High Cholesterol Cancer CONSUMPTION PER DAY (4 gm per cup) 1 cup 1 cup 2 cups 3 cups 2 cups 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup 3 cups 2 cups 3 cups 3 cups 2 to 3 cups 2 cups 2 cups 3 cups 1 cup 5 to 10 cups RECOVERY/HEALING PERIOD Few hours 2 to 3 days 1 week to 4 weeks 10 days 1 week 1 day 1 week 2 weeks 1 month 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks to 1 month 1 month 1 month 2 weeks Less than 1 month 2 months Reduce glucose level in 2 weeks Reduce cholesterol in 3 months Build up body immune system during and after chemotherapy

Consumers may take 1 cup to 2 cups per day to maintain good health. People with minor ailments should consume 2 cups to 3 cups per day for a period of 2 weeks to notice significant recovery, healing and health improvements. Dr Gertrude Kow (MB. ChB, University of Liverpool) is a general practitioner in Malaysia with a special interest in herbal medicine. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Herbal Medicine from Australia. For one of her patients who presented with pre-hypertension, Dr Kow successfully used Citralife lemongrass drink, as part of a holistic lifestyle modification therapy, to normalise his blood pressure. Dr Gertrude Kow often adds Citralife as an adjunctive therapy** for some of her patients, especially those who prefer complementary medicine.
(**Adjunctive Therapy is treatment used together with the primary treatment. Its purpose is to assist the primary treatment)

5.0 HOW TO MAXIMISE CITRALIFE EFFECTIVENESS?
From the testimonies recorded, Citralife lemongrass is effective for many people after taking Citralife for the first time in their lives. However, some people have experienced reduction in effectiveness of Citralife lemongrass after continuous consumption for a period of few months. Some people may be immune to Citralife lemongrass efficacy. For these people who have built up immunity to lemongrass, we recommend that they abstain from Citralife for a week before resuming consumption. Alternatively, drink Citralife lemongrass for 4 days continuously and abstain for next 3 days in one week cycle. This drinking pattern is to improve the lemongrass efficacy for our bodies.

6.0 HEALING CRISIS, CLEANSING REACTION OR DETOX REACTION
Citralife lemongrass herb contains Citral which detoxifies the body by increasing the quantity and frequency of urination. This helps to clean the kidney, liver, pancreas, digestive tract, bladder etc and removes unwanted toxic substances through the urine. Lemongrass also improves cell generation and revitalizes our organs especially our liver. Removal of uric acid and toxic substances from the body helps prevent arthritis, improve skin texture, reduce itchy rash and eczema. Frequent urination leads to removal of excess water thus Citralife lemongrass drink helps to lose weight. After drinking Citralife lemongrass herbal drink, 95% of users recorded improvement in their health. However, some people (5% from the testimonials recorded) have experienced a Healing Crisis or Cleansing Reaction or Detox Reaction. Healing Crisis occurs when your body tries to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than your body can handle. Some people may feel ill during the first few days of cleansing because it is at that point that the body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. There may be a temporary increase in symptoms (sore throat, diarrhea, joint pains, slight fever, and frequent urination) of 1 to 3 days during the cleansing or detoxification process. Healing Crisis is the result of every body-system working to eliminate waste and toxins and set the stage for regeneration. The detoxification reaction causes the organs of the body (particularly the liver, which is a storehouse of drug and poison residues) to release their stored poisons and toxins. After the Healing Crisis and cleansing of toxin from your body, you will feel better and rejuvenated.

7.0 POTENCY OF CITRALIFE
Citralife lemongrass therapeutic drink has amazingly benefited many and cured those who suffered from various ailments in a short time. Good quality, high potency and therapeutic Citralife lemongrass herb is made from a unique process consisting of;  Careful selection of the lemongrass species  The use of organic fertilizer to maintain high grade quality lemongrass  Utilise the best part of lemongrass where 80 gm output is processed from 1 kg raw material (ratio 1:11)  The use of wood fired oven (using green energy) to dry, roast and ferment the lemongrass so that the nutrients are preserved and easily absorbed by our bodies.  Optimise the processing time with the right temperature to maintain the active ingredients  Short process cycle from harvesting to packing to maintain the active ingredients Citralife lemongrass herb has no preservative, no additive and is 100% natural single dried herb which has 280% more Citral compared to fresh lemongrass.

8.0 CONVENIENCE OF CITRALIFE
While fresh lemongrass is good for health, Citralife is convenient and economical, and has consistent quality compared to fresh lemongrass from the supermarket. Finding the right species and quality at the supermarket can be difficult. There are 5 popular species in Malaysia; the bitter species is suitable for external use as massage oil while the sour species is popular for Tom Yam soup and curry. 1 table spoon full of Citralife dried lemongrass (4 gm) is equal to 2.5 stalks of fresh lemongrass.

COMPARISON Shelf Life Citral Content Weight Comparison Flexibility Preparation Time Effectiveness Product Quality Competitive Price Convenience

CITRALIFE DRIED LEMONGRASS

FRESH LEMONGRASS

2 years
280% more Citral content than fresh lemongrass 80 gm Citralife = 1 kg fresh Ratio : 1:11 (Dried : Fresh) Home, Office, Travel. Any time in the day or night. Easy Citral extraction within 5 minutes using Citralife Many users have claimed that Citralife is more effective than fresh lemongrass Citralife product is naturally grown where quality is guaranteed Citralife price is same as fresh lemongrass. Ratio : 1:11 (Dried : Fresh) Very convenient for small or large volume consumption

< 1 week
1 cup Citralife = 3 cups fresh lemongrass 1 kg fresh = 80 gm dried Citralife Ratio : 11:1 (Fresh : Dried) Home use only since it requires longer preparation duration. 60 minutes to cut, wash and boil. Citral extraction is more difficult when fresh. Longer boiling time. More electricity consumption. Lower Citral content by weight and longer boiling time for Citral extraction from fresh lemongrass Quality varies depending on suppliers who plant various species Depending on quality and supplier. Ratio : 11:1 (Fresh : Dried) Inconvenient to make just 1 cup only. Have to make large volume to justify the hard work.

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