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Is lemon grass effective as medication for diarrhea?

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September 03, 2010 12:01PM

In the Philippines, boiled Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus, called "Tanglad") with sugar and crushed ginger is a traditional tonic given for diarrhea. Ordinarily, it is a stomachic for children.

PREPARATION

Boil 10 leaves in 2 glasses of water for 10 minutes; add a tablespoon of sugar and one small piece of crushed ginger.

DOSAGE

Adults : 1 cup, 3 times daily and after each loose bowel movement.

Children :

  • Babies - 1 tablespoon 3 times daily and after each loose bowel movement
  • 2-6 years - 1/4 cup 3 times daily and after each loose bowel movement
  • 7-12 years - 1/2 cup three times daily and after each loose bowel movement.