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Lemongrass- Functionalities and Benefits for Pets

Lemongrass is a tropical herb known for its refreshing citrus flavor and medicinal properties. This versatile herb, largely used in Asian cuisines (especially seafood and soups), is not only beneficial for humans but also for pets. In this post we will shed light on the medicinal properties of lemongrass and how useful it is for your pets.

Lemongrass is a powerhouse of electrolyte minerals such as Vitamin C, sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, selenium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, folate, and antioxidants which prove beneficial for pets in several ways.

Here are a few ways lemongrass is used by pet lovers:

As a Pain Reliever: Lemongrass is capable of relieving inflammation and pains. When you allow your ailing pet to chew on lemongrass, the analgesic properties of the herb can provide relief from stomach ache, toothache, and joint aches, thus, preventing your beloved pets from feeling pain.

For Preventing Fever: The antipyretic property of lemongrass helps prevent high fever in cats and dogs. Perhaps that’s why the herb is known as ‘fever grass’ in Jamaica.

For Promoting Digestive Health: Lemongrass aids digestion. It relaxes your pet’s abdomen and keeps acid reflux in control besides reducing inflammation. It is also effective in preventing lesions in your pet’s stomach.

Antibacterial and Antifungal properties: Lemongrass is also known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is the perfect natural remedy for treating 15 variants of fungi and almost 20 variants of bacteria such as E.Coli. It is worth mentioning that E.Coli infection often causes symptoms such as fever, vomiting, lack of appetite, and urinary problems in cats and dogs. Instead of administering antibiotics to your pets, it is advisable to treat them with lemongrass as it can treat pathogenic bacteria effectively.

As a Cleanser: Lemongrass oil is widely used for its cleansing properties. A lot of pet owners use lemongrass essential oil for bathing their pets. However, make sure you do not apply lemongrass oil directly onto your pets as it can cause toxic reactions and prove harmful to your pets. You may opt for lemongrass tick and flea sprays for your pets, lemongrass pet soaps, lemongrass pet shampoos, and pet deodorizers to keep your pet healthy the natural way.

Supports Oral Health: Dental health is an essential element of your pet’s overall well-being. Pets also suffer from dental problems such as swollen gums, plaque buildup, or bad breath. Lemongrass helps maintain the oral health of your pets. When pets chew on stalks of lemongrass, it helps them get rid of oral bacteria.

Thus, lemongrass has multiple therapeutic properties. The antiseptic, analgesic, astringent, antipyretic, antimicrobial, and antidepressant properties of lemongrass can benefit your pets in countless ways. However, make sure they nibble lemongrass in moderation.

Though lemongrass is a natural wellness booster for your pets, it must be used only under professional supervision. For example, an intestinal blockage can be caused by consuming too much lemongrass. Therefore, you must contact your vet if you feel your pet has munched on all of your lemongrass plants from your garden.

For the product with lemongrass ingredient included, please check our upcoming lemongrass shampoo very soon.