Health Benefits Of Lemon Grass

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I have been drinking lemon grass tea for some time, totally unaware of it’s health benefits.

Currently I am growing lemongrass in pots on the porch and in the small garden; for me It does better in the pots; requires a sunny location and plenty of water.

Prior to a month ago I only grew lemongrass for making tea, but I went with some friends for dinner at a local restaurant, where we ordered Tuna, one of the friends invited the waiter over and politely inquired what the piece of green grass garnishing the tuna; I immediately recognized it as lemon grass, as confirmed by the waiter.


Lemon grass tea is a refreshing and delightful citrusy drink, with a mild sweetish taste of lemon; whether hot or cold.or made from fresh or dried lemongrass. I

It is consumed in Thai, Asian and Caribbean countries. It is a favorite Ayruvedic medicine and has been used in India for many years for medicinal purposes. I also discovered very recently that the pandanus, which I knew all my life is part of a Thai recipe for tea; never thought it was a health food; after 75 years.

Making lemon grass tea is easy-see links below.

Health Benefits of Lemon Grass


1. Full of antioxidants

2. Boost Metabolism and Burns fat

3. Regulates High Blood Sugar- (lemon grass is rich in potassium, which increases the production of urine in the body. Thus stimulated blood circulation, and lowers blood pressure.)

4. Good for digestion. (Chinese medicine uses it for all stomach problems like indigestion, constipation and bloating)

5. Heals Cold and Flu. (lemon grass has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is also high in vitamin C to heal the immunity system)

6. Relieves menstrual pain. (Its soothing effect helps to relieve menstrual pain and hot flashes., great for w omens health. )

7. Great for hair and skin care, (it is a great source of vitamin C, A. treats acne, eczema and pimples.

8 It has antimicrobial properties. It may help treat cavities and oral infections.

9. It has anti-inflamatory properties (citral and geranial – a flagrant oil present in lemon grass oil and used in perfumery-(Wikipedia)

10. May reduce risk of cancer. (helps fight cancer)

11. May acts as a Diuretic

12. May lower cholesterol (high cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.)

13. May reduce Systolic blood pressure

14. May help to lose weight

Warning

Breast feeding or pregnant women should stay away from lemon grass,

Diabetics should consult their Doctor, as lemon grass is known to lower blood sugar levels.

Do not consume lemon grass if you suffer from the following-

low heart rate

Have low potassium levels

Take prescription diuretics

Possible Side effects

Increased hunger

Dizziness.

Dry mouth

Tiredness

Increased urination

Nutrients

Low in saturated fat

Low in Cholesterol

Low in sodium

Good source of the following-

Folate

Magnesium

Copper

Zinc

Iron

Potassium

Manganese

Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5,B6.

Remember- All things in moderation.

Lemon grass is easy to grow, can grow indoors, in pots on the porch as I am growing, or in the backyard.

I am not a doctor, scientist, or a care giver, I am just a curious researcher, you can do the same to gain further information. Google- health benefits of lemongrass- and broaden your health education.


Sources for research

1 Wikipedia

food.ndtv.com

better health.vic.gov.au

thespruceeats.com- (for lemongrass and its various uses in foods and drinks)

hewanderlustkitchen.com. (great information, recipes and instructions.)

18 Comments


  1. I go to a restaurant, regularly and I have had lemon grass lemonade. I like the lightness and thirst quenching action of it and oder it many times. This is interesting to know that there are health benefits of consuming lemon grass tea. I also like the idea that I could just try growing it myself. I have mint growing outside my window and just pop of a piece to make tea, so why not fever grass? Thanks 


  2. If you can grow mint, you can grow lemongrass, you can grow it indoors also. Very thirst quenching!

    All the best.


  3. Green grass is part of my household diets but I never knew it serve all these purposes. It is great to know all the importance of green grass. This review has enlighten me more about the possible side effects of the grass. This is a very useful review that worth bookmarking. I won’t hesitate to tell my friend that it is not adviceable for diabetes and pregnant women to consume it. Thanks for this useful information.


  4. Very interesting article on the benefits of Lemon Grass.  My family has used it for quite some time now.  I have spent time in Asis and am aware of its use there for medicinal purposes.

    There are certainly many health benefits.   You did a good job listing the possible side effects in case someone is sensitive to its ingredients.  

    I found your article very informative.  Thanks so much.


  5. I never knew about lemon grass tea up until now. I am a big fan of a healthy lifestyle so this article caught my attention. It’s full of antioxidants and can also help with a ton of different things including burning fat. This was a really educational read for me so thank you for that. Keep up the good work.


  6. Awesome stuff. I have never hear about Lemon Grass at all. I am a big fan of drinking herbal teas so going to have to try lemon grass. Also sounds there is lots of healthy benefits too. A question for you we can you buy some? I live in a colder climate so hard to grow outside right now and it would take some time to start growing it indoors. Thanks for sharing.


  7. I have heard quite a lot on the health benefits attached to the use of lemon grass tea but I have never given a thought to it before. But, seeing as everything has turned out now, I might try consider taking it too. I like the fact that it can be used in weight loss and fat burning. For that alone, it is worth considering by me


  8. Lemon grass tea is really of immense health benefits and I have been using it for quite sometimes now since it was introduced to me by a friend of mine. Most importantly, I wish to recommend this to a friend and I was looking for a written piece on it. Thanks and I’d surely share it out with him right this instance. Tea generally are great but I like lemon grass more


  9. first thank for your info , allow me to add on something to you, lemon grass oil also super usegul as vericosevein remedy , and all natural food the side effected wont cuase untuk veey serious stage for eat it , so no need worry especially lemon grass while become drink is onlh left how mucb the origin stay in the water. 


  10. Thanks Kloh for your comments , Bravo. What is your first language?


  11. Thanks Ramos for offering to share the content with your friend. Such a refreshing drink; I made a pot this morning, as I like it as an iced drink also.Best Wishes.


  12. Don’t consider, bite the bullet and have a cuppa.You can even grow your own. Good Luck.


  13. You can check your health stores, but if you can get your hands on some cuttings, you will be making tea in weeks. Have a try, Good hunting.


  14. Happy you saw the content, try it, you will love the taste. All the best.


  15. Thank you for visiting Joseph, were your family aware of the health benefits when you were using it? All the best.


  16. You can help Stella, by lobbying the powers that be to introduce Health Education in All Schools. we can cut health care bills drastically in later life. All the best.


  17. Howdy – You’re the gentleman with the beautiful wood carvings!  Thanks for this information on an item that has such potent health benefits.  I’m wondering, for those of us who don’t have much of a green thumb, is lemon grass tea available commercially?  Also, is it generally sweet enough to not need added sugar?

    Thanks for this opportunity!


  18. You don’t need a green thumb to grow lemon grass. get a few cutting ,a plant pot and top soil, plant indoors or on the porch if the weather is suitable. The taste is refreshing, but if you have a sweet tooth, add a little honey. Try to get rid of that hunger for sugar. check out your health stores or growers of herbs and spices. Enjoy.

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