Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

diet energy gut health immunity recipes self-care Aug 15, 2017
 

Last year, a friend of mine made the most memorable tea, made from simply simmering fresh cut lemongrass (from our garden) and some stevia leaves (also from our garden). It was so delightful that I thought about it all year, eager to make more this summer. Finally, I made my own, and, wow! I was impressed by how easy it was to make, delighted by how delicious it is, and really curious about why my body seemed to feel so good from drinking it.

Turns out, lemongrass—full of antioxidants—offers many health benefits! For example, it may help with:

  • digestion
  • stomachaches
  • high blood pressure
  • convulsions
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • cough
  • achy joints (rheumatism)
  • fever
  • the common cold
  • exhaustion
  • killing germs and as a mild astringent

 

RECIPE

Ingredients

1 batch = about 2 servings

  • 1 small handful of fresh lemongrass
  • 1 small handful of fresh stevia leaves
  • 4 cups of filtered water

Suggested additions

  • 2 TB of freshly-cut ginger

---

1. Bring water to a boil

2. Throw in lemongrass and stevia leaves

3. Turn off heat, & cover

4. Let steep for 30-60 minutes before drinking. 

5. Serve warm, or chilled.

Please note: If you're pregnant, on medications, or managing special health issues, please check with your doctor first!

DECONSTRUCT TO RECONSTRUCT.

Deconstruct your habits, mindset, and assumptions to reconstruct your home, diet, self-care, and technology relationship for a practical nontoxic and healing lifestyle. We're bringing consciousness to unconscious choices.

Start by detoxing your cleaning.

Join our mailing list and enjoy our free download of our beautiful Nontoxic Cleaning Cheat Sheet.
Don't worry, your information will not be shared.

SIGN UP

DISCLAIMER

Every effort has been made to keep the information on this website accurate and up-to-date. However, this information is provided “as is” without warranty and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from your personal physician.

In no event will Sophia Ruan Gushee, Ruan Living, or D-Tox Academy be liable for any damages or loss of any kind resulting from the use of this website. Anyone relying upon or making use of the information on this website does so at his or her own risk.

Some of the services and products recommended on this website provide compensation to Ruan Living & D-Tox Academy in order to help fund our educational work. All recommendations are based foremost upon an honest belief that the product, service, or site will benefit our site visitors in some way.  

Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site is NOT INTENDED or IMPLIED to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Please see a medical professional if you need help with depression, illness, or have any concerns whatsoever. We do not offer medical advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other opinion on your conditions or treatment options.