Fresh Lemongrass Leaves

Fresh Lemongrass Leaves

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Lemongrass may be used to lower very high fevers, which is known to be one of the symptoms of COVID19, may help lower the risk of cancer as it’s known for it’s very high antioxidant, and anti inflammatory properties. Lemongrass may also lower anxiety, high blood pressure and help with digestion and PMS.  

You will receive a large bundle of fever grass (lemongrass leaves) which can make up to 40 cups of lemongrass tea. You will only need to cup up 5 to 6 leaves and boil in 4 to 5 cups of water for about 5 minutes. This tea will leave your home with a lemony fresh scent when you make your tea. 

Lemon Grass which is also known as fever grass is a herb known for its medicinal benefits. 

Doctors do know that the tea can help fight against free radicals, thus reducing the incidence of inflammation in the body. Lemongrass contains the inflammation-fighting compounds chlorogenic acid, isoorientin, and swertia japonica. Each 

Inflammation is a factor in many adverse health conditions, including pain and heart disease. As such, lemongrass tea could be a beneficial drink for people to incorporate into their diet. 

Below are seven additional health benefits that may result from drinking lemongrass tea.  

1. Relieving anxiety

Many people find sipping hot tea to be relaxing, but lemongrass tea may offer further anxiety-reducing properties.

According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, smelling lemongrass may help people with anxiety. Although some people already inhale lemongrass essential oil to relieve stressand anxiety, researchers still need more evidence to be able to confirm this benefit.

2. Lowering cholesterol

According to an article in the Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research, consuming lemongrass extracts appears to lower cholesterol in animals.

The study notes that the reaction is dose-dependent. This means that larger quantities of lemongrass might lower cholesterol further.

3. Preventing infection

According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, study results suggest that lemongrass may have some infection-preventing capabilities.

For example, the herb seems to reduce the incidence of thrush, a fungal infection that commonly affects people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV.

4. Boosting oral health

In many countries where the lemongrass plant is native to the area, people will take the lemongrass stalks and chew on them as a way to improve dental health and keep the mouth feeling clean.

The Food Chemistry journal published a studyconfirming these findings. The authors looked at 12 herbs and found that lemongrass herbal extracts were one of the most potent inhibitors of bacterial growth in lab samples. They used bacteria that can cause cavities in the mouth, including Streptococcus sanguinis.

5. Relieving pain

According to one study, lemongrass may be able to block pain. This means that drinking lemongrass tea could potentially help to prevent a person from sensing pain.

6. Boosting red blood cell levels

The results of a 2015 study suggest that drinking lemongrass tea infusions daily for 30 days can increase hemoglobin concentration, packed cell volume, and red blood cell count in the body.

The researchers took blood tests from 105 human subjects at the start, and then at 10 and 30 days into the study. They concluded that drinking lemongrass tea boosts the formation of red blood cells.

While they did not identify precisely how lemongrass does this, they did suggest that the tea’s antioxidant properties could play a role.

7. Relieving bloating

Drinking lemongrass tea can have diuretic effects, which means that it stimulates the kidneys to release more urine than usual.

According to a small-scale study in the Journal of Renal Nutrition, drinking lemongrass tea increases urine output more than other beverages.

This diuretic effect on the body can be beneficial in cases where water retention leads to bloating. This is a common symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

How to make the tea:

  • Using about 5 to 6 long leaves, cut the leaves into 1- to 2-inch pieces.  
  • boil 4 cups of water
  • pour the boiling water over the lemongrass leaves to steep
  • leave the leaves  in the water for at least 5 minutes
  • strain the liquid from the leaves  and pour into a teacup

Adding ice cubes will create a cold lemongrass tea.

The tea should have a fresh, citrusy taste. A person should start with one cup of lemongrass tea per day, then add more to their diet over the next days if they wish to.

please contact your medical provider before using any of this herb just in case they might be contraindicated to use with other medicines you might be taking or if you might have an allergic reaction to to the herbs.