Lemongrass have have grass-like leaves with a lemony and strong fragrance. It is native to Asia and Africa, and are used as culinary flavoring and in perfumes. But most importantly, they have medicinal properties.
Traditionally, lemongrass are consume as an herbal tea. They are recommended by traditional medicine practitioners for many different ailments. Modern research have suggested that it have significant health benefits.
Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea:
1. Better Sleep
You can drink one cup of lemongrass tea helps to help improve your sleep before bedtime . This is because lemongrass tea has a good good soothing effect.
2. Cleanse your body
Just one cup of lemongrass tea can help remove the unwanted toxins from the body. It also cleans out the liver, kidneys, bladder and pancreas. This is important for promoting the overall health.
3. Helps Digestion
Lemongrass helps promote healthy digestion. It contains antiseptic compounds that effectively kill parasites and bad bacteria in the digestive tract and re-populate the good bacteria in the colon.
This helps treat digestive health problems such as constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, flatulence, bloating, vomiting, stomach spasms and cramps. Also lemongrass contains antimicrobial properties that helps in relieving gastroenteritis.
To have a healthy digestive tract, you can drink lemongrass tea on regular basis. However lemongrass tea, is not recommended for small children.
4. Helps Reduce Arthritis Pain
Lemongraass contains anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a good pain reliever. You can drink a cup of lemongrass tea daily for gout, arthritis, rheumatism and other kinds of muscle or joint pain.
5. Helps Reduce Cholesterol Levels
The anti-atherosclerosis and anti-cholesterol action of lemongrass helps in reducing the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine. Also, it helps in the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol in the blood, which helps in preventing atherosclerotic plaque buildup.
A University of Wisconsin research in 1989 have proven that people with high cholesterol who took 140-milligram capsules of lemongrass oil daily have noticed reduction in cholesterol levels. Significant decrease in blood fats were also noted.
6. Healthy Skin
Lemongrass are rich in vitamin C. Just one cup of lemongrass tea makes a good remedy for skin problems. It helps clean the toxins out of the body. You can drink it regularly a healthy skin.
7. Migraine Relief
Studies have proven that lemongrass can be used like aspirin for relieving headaches and migraines. You can drink one or two cups of lemongrass tea daily, if you are suffering from migraines to get relief.
2 lemongrass stalks
1 tea bag
Juice from ½ lime
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Honey or sugar to sweeten (optional)
1. Remove the root end of the lemongrass stalk.
2. Remove any of the any dry outer leaves.
3. Gently bruise the base of the stalk using a rolling pin.
4. Tie the lemongrass in a knot.
5. Put in a cup with cinnamon and sweeteners.
6. Pour the boiling water.
7. Add the tea bag and remove as soon as the water is golden brown.
8. Add lime juice to taste.
9. Serve with a lemongrass stirrer.