When I first heard about Lemongrass and Ginger Tea it was due to my parents having the flu while they were on a trip and the nurse brought them some teabags over to help shift the congestion on their chests. My parents swore it was a miracle cure and every time someone in my family had a cold they would make the suggestion of the lemongrass and ginger tea. When we became more involved in the wonderful world of tea we discovered many new things including how wonderful lemongrass is for you.
Apart from being widely used for relieving certain respiratory conditions such as laryngitis and sore throats it also can be used to reduce high fevers. Lemongrass is also know as a pain reliever and muscle relaxant useful for relieving pain such as abdominal pain, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, digestive tract spasms, and muscle cramps. The relaxation properties can be helpful to relieve insomnia.
Lemongrass contains antioxidants that due to their detox properties can help maintain the health of both the liver and the pancreas. It has also been linked to normalising or lowering cholesterol levels.
Some sources suggest that lemongrass has antidepressant properties so it said to relieve anxiety.
So just when you think it has everything covered and you should be going into the kitchen to make yourself a cup we find that it has vitamin A which makes lemongrass helpful for skin conditions such as oily skin and acne. It also helps to brighten the skin and eyes.
Who would have thought that something that you add to your stir frys would be so good for you. iTea has cottoned on to this idea we have a lemongrass available, with its ideal partner ginger, both in loose leaf tea and pyramid bags: