What Is The Lemongrass Plant?
Lemongrass plant ( citronella grass), is a perennial grass that grows in tropical climates. This is a tropical seasoning, commonly used in Southeast Asian dishes. The stalks grow in clusters, similar to spider plants, and can reach anywhere between six to ten feet in height. A stalk of lemongrass consists of a pink base, a few tough green husks, and a white core. which is what is used in cooking.
Lemongrass tea is the perfect tea to help your body get rid of toxins and excess fats.
As a medicinal tea, lemongrass tea has been used in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Besides, it used for a very long time Chinese medicine.
A herbal tea (called Abafado in Brazil) prepared from the dried leaves of this plant was administered to healthy volunteers. It has some special pharmacological lemongrass:
1. Prevent cancer:
According to researchers, a 100 grams lemongrass contains 24,205 microgram Beta-carotene whose compounds can strongly antioxidant cancer.
2. Good for digestion:
People use 3-4 drops of its oil to drink. This will effectively support poor digestive, delayed digestion, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or flushing, stomach pain, heat in the intestines, diarrhea.
3. Curing the flu:
When people get flu, using 15 – 30 grams tubers or fresh leaves of this plant for boiling water is the best way to vanish your flu. Therefore, people should care about this type of tea.
4. Reducing headache:
Using leaves of it, shredded leaves, leaves of wormwood and also 3-4 its tubers for boiling water can help people feel comfortable and healthy after being headache.
Additionally, small lemongrass can rub face eczema, and cure boils.
How To Use Lemongrass Tea?
This is a moment of pleasure and also relaxation. Invite your friends and family for a dinner party and then after the meal serves this tea as a digestive tonic.
- When making lemongrass tea you can either use dried or fresh leaves.
- If you are using leaves directly from your own this plant, make sure to discard the outer leaves. These gives a rather bitter taste to your tea.
- Cut the remaining leaves into slices, use one tablespoon of leaves per cup, and pour boiling water over them. Allow your infusion to rest for 5 minutes and then strain your tea.
- You may sweeten it with sugar or honey, though it is better to use honey to preserve the benefits of your tea.
If you wish to drink your tea cold and iced, remember to increase the strength by increasing the amount of this plant per cup of this tea. As the ice melts, the more diluted lemongrass tea will get.