Have you tried lemon grass tea?
The lemon grass is a widely used herb in Asian cooking, particularly Thailand and Vietnam. Because I knew this is a common ingredient in their cooking, I almost couldn’t accept drinking lemon grass tea, mainly because this is a pungent smelling herb and it is always cooked before consumption. Drinking it raw seems so wrong.
Anyway, my first lemon grass tea was at my beautician’s place. She has recently returned from Thailand and is overly excited to share this citrus-flavor tea with me because of its health and beauty properties. How could one afford to say “No” to a healthy tea which can also gives you beautiful skin?
The first sip doesn’t taste that bad after all. It has a citrus-flavor but do taste a little spicy. I reckon it is an acquired taste.
So why should you drink lemon grass tea?
The Thais use lemon grass as a natural detoxifier. The lemon grass helps to detoxify the liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and the digestive tract. It cuts down uric acid, cholesterol, excess fats and other toxins in the body while stimulating digestion, blood circulation. It is definitely an amazing dexofier for the whole body. No wonder the Thai women have such beautiful skin.
Given that lemon grass is such a natural body cleanser, it cleans from the inside-out. With that, it helps improve the skin by reducing acne and pimple. Also, it acts as a muscle and tissue toner.
3. Stress reliever
In Ayurveda, the lemon grass is used as a stress reliever.
Recently, a study by Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the department of Science and Technology (DOST) claims that every 100g of boiled lemon grass stalk can contain up to 24.205 micrograms of beta-carotene and anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidant is essential for us to fight free radical and help prevent cancer.
5. Beautiful Eyes
As mentioned, lemon grass contain beta-carotene that is essential for beautiful and healthy eyes. Additionally, another study conducted by DOST also shows that lemon grass has the potential as a tropical eye medication against keratomycosis, an inflammation of cornea often associated with burning or blurring of vision.