Nutritional Value Of Lemongrass

Lemongrass is packed with goodness of nutrients. In its purest and natural form, it is a rich source of minerals and vitamins:

Minerals: Minerals are essential for building strong bones and teeth, blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and for metabolic processes that turn the food into energy. Lemongrass is a rich source of:

i) Calcium
ii) Magnesium
iii) Potassium
iv) Manganese
v) Phosphorous
vi) Iron

Vitamins: They help in healing wounds, bolster immune system, convert food into energy and repair cellular damage. Lemongrass is a source of:

i) Vitamin A
ii) Vitamin C
iii) Vitamin B6

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5 Lemongrass Tea Recipes for You

The soothing Lemongrass Tea is said to have numerous benefits. Combining with other ingredients, the Tea can be consumed in various forms and flavors.

Lemongrass tea recipe: with Dried Lemongrass

  • You can either sun dry the lemongrass for storage or dry them in the oven. They are done when they crumble at your touch.
  • Dried lemongrass can also be procured from the market if and when fresh ones are not available.
  • Recipe: To prepare the tea, keep 1-2 leaves in a tea cup, infuser or tea pot. Pour boiled water over it, and let it steep for 2-4 minutes..
    Add a choice of sweetener, if required.
    Strain and serve

Lemongrass Tea Recipe : with fresh Lemongrass

  • Recipe 1: Take the required quantity of the lemongrass blades and tie tight knots through its length.
    This method is advised, as opposed to chopping, as it enables the natural lemongrass oils to ooze out. Place this in a tea cup, tea pot or vessel. Add crushed ginger. Pour boiled water over it. Steep for 2 minutes, stain and serve.
    This can also be used in Thai soup preparation.
  • Recipe 2: Add chopped lemongrass, crushed mint leaves, tulsi leaves and jaggery to boiling water. Boil for 2 minutes, strain and serve.

Lemongrass Tea Recipe : With Lemongrass powder

  • Recipe 1: widely available in markets, this Lemongrass powder can simply be boiled in water as per portion sizes and served.
  • Recipe 2: combine lemongrass powder with Tea powder in boiling water. Boil for 2 minutes. Add sugar, strain and serve.
  • Recipe 3: Boil water, add ? tsp lemongrass powder, half inch freshly crushed ginger, 1 clove. Boil for 1 minute, strain and serve

Lemongrass extracts/concentrates:

  • This is available in concentrated form or oils in pharmaceuticals and supermarkets. A couple of drops can be added to prepare hot teas, soups and Asian culinary preparations.

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Lemongrass Tea: Delicious Beverage with Health Benefits

Lemongrass is unique?because it has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Just like its distant cousin, lemons, it’s a natural astringent with some serious antiseptic properties. A grass native to South East Asia, and widely used in Asian Cuisine, Lemongrass doubles as a wondrous Tea.

Beauty benefits of Lemongrass Tea :

  • For Hairloss: High percentage of Iron and Magnesium in Lemongrass Tea invariably leads to strengthening of hair follicles.
  • Skin: Lemongrass Tea improves collagen built up, this reduces fine lines and wrinkles naturally.
  • Toner: Just wash your face, pour the left over tea in a spray bottle and use it to calm your skin and even-tone it. It has astringent properties that reduce oil built up.
  • Deodorant: use of Lemongrass water also helps keep summer odors at bay naturally!
  • Steam: Boil lemongrass tea, let your face absorb the steam. This will calm your nerves and sterilize your facial pores to prevent acne.
  • Weightloss: The polyphenols in the tea raises metabolism and burns fat. It is low in calories and keeps you from over eating.

Benefits of Lemongrass Tea to the Colon : when combined with Ginger

  • Lemongrass Ginger Tea is an alternative medicine to stomach cramps, stomach upset and digestive problems
  • The tea has diuretic properties that cure bloating and stomach gas.
  • It soothes stomach lining and relieves constipation
  • When consumed after dinner, it improves general digestive health

Lemongrass Tea as a Relaxant:

  • Rich in potassium, lemongrass tea helps in taming high blood pressure.
  • It also helps regulate cholesterol levels.
  • It is an excellent sedative. A cup before bed will help one sleep and wake up fresh the next morning.
  • Natural relaxant for those suffering FOMO and addictions to social media.
  • Helps athletes relax body muscles and relieve physical stress

Other health benefits:

  • Improves kidney functioning, thus lemongrass tea is an excellent detox tea.
  • Eugenol found in Lemongrass Tea helps cure headaches very similar to aspirins effect !
  • Antibacterial and anti inflammatory property of the tea cures sore throats, cough, cold, allergies
  • Lemongrass is known to increase RBC levels. With its high iron content, it has proven to be a relief for menstrual cramps and hormonal imbalances in women.

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