Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Lemongrass Tea

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?

1. Detox

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.

2. Acne

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.

4. Anti-oxidant

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.

Comments

  1. wendy harris says

    I have lemon grass growing in my garden quite long green leaves, but doesn’t seem to have (like in the picture) the long white stems, is there different kind of lemon grasses? and would mine be ok to make a tea with it.

  2. says

    Well Lemongrass can come in different varieties, but I think the color of the stalk has more to do with the amount of sunlight the plant gets. It will be white if it is partially shaded. The flavor will be different too.

    I have heard that there are varieties of Lemongrass that are bred as a tobacco additive. Seems like it might make smoking more pleasant.

  3. says

    To Green: I am curious. If smoking is not a pleasure and ones feel that they need to add other stuff to it–then ISN’T it a good idea to stop smoking?

    I accidentally did myself some miracle and cure my itchy skin. I harvested a lot of lemongrass from my garden basically because it was overgrown and the winter weather turned the leaves brown. So I took out at least 2′ in diameter of lemongrass, I didn’t quite know what to do with all that lemongrass and one of my neighbors kept saying how much he love lemongrass tea.
    So, I made almost a gallon of rather strong hot lemongrass tea and gave him about 10 ounces, and drank the REST which was at least 1/2 gallon that same night. By the way, I had no idea that lemongrass tea does taste so good!
    The next night, I did the same thing and notices that it ACTUALLY relieve my itchy skin problem that I have had for the past 8 months, so itchy to the point that I had to use steroid cream every night.
    Please keep in mind, before drinking the tea I didn’t know that I was doing my skin a miracle (it just that since I was drinking lemongrass tea then I thought I should learn if there are any benefits to the tea the 2nd night I was drinking it).
    However, after learning that it was also good for the skin in so many way such as relieve itching, and etc. I realize that my itchy can be cured as little as within 1 week of drinking it, so here I am, will be drinking lemongrass tea for at least 2 weeks straight!
    Thanks heaven for lemongrass tea!
    The next night

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