The health benefits of drinking lemongrass tea after a meal really are staggering. Not only does it aid digestion, it also works as a carminative and eases anxiety, headaches, stress, insomnia and cramps. A natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic, lemongrass also serves to protect your body from foreign contaminants by detoxifying the digestive tract, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder. Producing an aroma commonly known in aromatherapy as 'citronella', lemongrass tea induces a state of calm relaxation whilst it works to stimulate digestion, improve blood circulation and reduce cholesterol. Moreover, the absence of any strong chemicals make lemongrass tea ideal for nursing small children during times of sickness.
In Chinese medicine, lemongrass tea is used to reduce pain, nausea, and muscle spasms and to treat circulatory disorders.
...and the list goes on! Lemongrass is also used to treat:
When taken internally, lemongrass has been recommended for stomachaches, diarrhea, gas, bowel spasms, vomiting, fever, the flu, and headaches and other types of pain. Lemongrass is one of the most popular plant medicines in Brazil, where it is used to treat nervous disorders and stomach problems. In the Amazon, lemongrass is highly regarded as a sedative tea.
Lemongrass is one of the most popular plant medicines in
Brazil, where it is used to treat nervous disorders and stomach problems. In the Amazon, lemongrass is highly regarded as a sedative tea.
Lemongrass has been found to help in recovery of the common cold and flu, reducing fevers, cramps, flatulence and arthritic pain as well as aid digestion especially in children. It has been used in Chinese medicine for a very long time. Citral is the main element in lemongrass, which gives it its fresh lemon scent and repels insects. Researchers in Israel at Ben Gurion University have found that daily intake of 1,000mg of citral represses cancer cells and helps battle depression.
NOTE! The herb (or its essential oil) may be applied externally to help treat acne, athlete’s foot, lower back pain, sciatica, sprains, tendinitis, neuralgia, and rheumatism. To treat circulatory disorders, some authorities recommend rubbing a few drops of lemongrass oil on the skin of affected areas; it is believed to work by improving blood flow.