Lemongrass Tea Benefits

This write-up will elaborate in detail, the different lemongrass tea benefits, adding to your list of reasons to feel good about this product.
Veethi Telang Mar 12, 2019
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Can't really think of a garden without a bed of this wonder herb called lemongrass, can we? We dwell in a world where a large section of masses bring into use natural approaches in order to treat health ailments of all kinds.
Lemongrass, a botanist knows of it as cymbopogon citratus, is a perennial grass  used in herbal teas. It thrives in warm weather, and grows up to a height of 4 feet. This tea possesses a refreshing lemon aroma, which is used to treat many health problems, not to replace the conventional prescription drugs, which don't have an alternative most of the time.
It is a widely acknowledged remedy to treat a number of problems associated with health, both minor and major, without any side effects at all. Here are enlisted some lemongrass tea benefits and advantages that prove to be immensely favorable for your health. Take a look at what they are.

Benefits

● To start with, there are a lot of conflicting views over the association of this drink and cancer. The truth is, in accordance with a research that followed with regards to the contents of this plant, it contains a substance called citral, that causes apoptosis, due to which, the cancer cells within a patient's body would kill themselves.
However, astonishingly, citral doesn't harm the normal, healthy cells present in the body in the process. All one needs to do is drink a cup of this tea so that the process of cell suicide kicks off.
Moreover, a research carried out by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology delineates that lemongrass, whatever form it is consumed in, possesses the ability to treat keratomycosis which is an inflammation of cornea leading to vision blur.
● This drink acts as a terrific cleanser, aiding in the detoxification of liver, pancreas, gallbladder and kidneys, as it knocks down the uric acid content along with cholesterol and toxins in the body. It fastens the process of digestion, lactation and circulation of blood. Many researchers also claim that drinking it helps in treating gastroenteritis too.
● For a healthy, clear skin that is free of acne and pimples, you switch to drinking a cup of this stimulant drink everyday. It acts as a tissue toner, and gives away a clear, pimple-free skin. You could boil the leaves, and add them to your tea. Drinking a cup of this liquid can not only tone your skin, but will also reduce your blood pressure.

During Pregnancy

The medical fraternity has been struggling hard to understand whether or not the intake of this drink is a safe bet during pregnancy. Many pregnant women are asked to give up on nicotine, drugs, alcohol, etc. Instead, they are advised to substitute their intake of harmful drinks with herbal teas.
Lemongrass tea, on the other hand, is strict no-no for a pregnant woman, for it has uterine and menstrual flow stimulating properties, which may lead to decreased birth weight, delay in development, and even increased perinatal mortality.
However, extensive research and effective proofs are required in order to reach such a conclusion. Other benefits include relief from insomnia, depression, and stress. This tea is also acknowledged for its nerve calming effects.

Preparation

A recipe always comes handy! If you're overwhelmed by the various advantages of this wonderful tea, here's the preparation method. All you need is the severed plant leaves with their outer layer peeled off, a cup of boiling water, sugar and milk to add to the taste. The method goes like this:
  • Pour hot, boiling water over chopped leaves, and let it settle for a few minutes.
  • When you see that the leaves are pretty much dissolved in the water, strain the tea, and add sugar and milk as per your requirements.
  • Mix it all with a spoon, and gulp it in!
Lemongrass has been used for ages by the Thai, Malaysians, Asians, and Vietnamese to add that lemon flavor with a tinge of ginger in it. However, regardless of the form it is consumed in, this grass has its set of side effects too. Nevertheless, those side effects are always outstripped by the uncountable benefits this wondrous herb boasts upon.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.
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