What is Lemongrass Tea?
You’ve likely heard of lemongrass in a number of different applications, including as a popular flavoring for Asian dishes and various curries, but there is a much more important use of this plant. Lemongrass, scientifically known as Cymbopogon citratus is also used as a culinary herb in many parts of the world, primarily in India, Asia, and Australia.
Due to its wide applicability in culinary dishes and its usage as an herbal remedy, it can now be found in most places around the world.
Additional Health Benefits
- Relieving anxiety
- Lowering cholesterol
- Preventing infection
- Boosting oral health
- Relieving pain
- Boosting red blood cell levels
- Relieving bloating
Lemongrass Herbal tea recipe
- Boil a cup of water.
- Pour the boiling water over the lemongrass herbal tea to steep.
- Leave the lemongrass herbal tea in the water for at least 5 minutes.
- Strain the liquid from the lemongrass herbal tea and pour into a teacup.
Lemongrass Herbal Tea Tonic
Bring the 3 cups of water to a boil add 1 tsp of lemongrass herbal tea & put a lid for 5 minutes.
- Strain in a jug adds honey if desired.
- Add ice cubes or store it in the fridge, serve cold.
Note: If you are a lime lover you can add 2 lime juice to a jug of tonic to make it more refreshing.
The health benefits of lemongrass are numerous and include relief from insomnia, stomach disorders, respiratory disorders, fever, pain, swelling, and infections. The antioxidant activity of the lemongrass herb maintains the immune system and protects against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Word of Caution: You should avoid the use of lemongrass if you are pregnant, as the powerful nature of its components can have certain interactions with medicines. Therefore, if you are considering adding lemongrass tea to your daily or weekly health regimen, it is always a good idea to speak with your doctor first, to avoid any complications.