When you’re in a negative mood and need some cheering up one of the best herbs to help with that is lemongrass. Lemongrass smells almost exactly like a lemon and gross tall like a grass, but is yellow in color. Lemongrass produces a citrus aroma that is uplifting and helps put a person back in a happy mood when they are feeling down.
Lemongrass is not only used for uplifting negative moods, but it also helps relieve stress and fatigue. This herb has also been used to help lift away winter blues when one misses the summertime. The reason why lemongrass can make you feel happy again is because it contains natural active ingredients in it called citral which is what gives lemongrass its lemony scent. Citral also helps with muscles spasms and cramps, back pains and body aches, and can help relieve migraine headaches and nausea.
Lemongrass comes in several forms an oil, dried powdered, dried lose herb, and fresh. All forms can help reduce a negative mood and make you feel happy again. You can use the lemongrass oil in candle burners and candles to help release an uplifting citrus aroma into the air, or you can place a few drops of the oil into a warm bath to help relax your body, mind, and spirit. The dried powder and herb forms can be used in your cooking and sprinkled on top of salad, or they can be used to make a lemongrass herbal tea to help soothe and calm you down when you are stressed and anger. The fresh cut form can be used to help garnish a food dish or beverage. I personally like to take dried lemongrass and make an herbal tea out of it and place a tablespoon of honey into it to help sweeten it up. After I like to sip on the lemongrass herbal tea to help uplift my negative mood and make me feel happy again.
Another way lemongrass is used to help uplift a negative mood is in a footbath. Usually 1 cup of dried lemongrass is placed inside a warm footbath to help relieve achy feet. While your feet are soaking inside the footbath the lemongrass will produce a citrus aroma that will fill the air and help uplift your mood so you are happy again and become completely stress free. I personally love the lemongrass footbath, but a bubble bath in lemongrass oil is much more relaxing for me and really helps release the negative energy in my body, mind, soul, and spirit.
Some of the place you should be able to find lemongrass would be your local herbal stores and herbal garden shops. I know sometimes my local floral shop carries it as well, but not all the time. If you wanted to you could even grow lemongrass yourself in the summertime and dry it out and have it on hand throughout the winter months to help cheer you up when you are down. I personally prefer buying it because it is difficult to grown if it is not the right weather outside.
Anyways, I hope those of you in a negative mood have found a natural way to help uplift it using lemongrass. I know lemongrass has worked well for my loved ones and me for getting us out of our negative moods. I wish you all the best with getting happy again.