Ginger and lemongrass are two useful herbs you can use to brew tea with lots of health benefits. This herbal tea has a strong ability to calm your soul and make you relaxed, that’s why it is famously served in tropical spa before and after treatment.
It’s easy to make the ginger lemongrass tea at home:
You have to prepare:
- Lemongrass, 6 stalks
- Fresh ginger, 50g
- Chamomile, 1 packet
- Pandan leaves, tied in a knot
- Water, 1 litre
- Raw honey
Cut the ginger into slices without removing the skin.
Crush lemongrass with the back of a cleaver and then cut them into short stalk.
Add lemongrass, ginger and pandan leaves into a pot, then bring to boil and simmer for around an hour.
Add honey to taste and drink.
Medical Values of Lemongrass and Ginger Tea
Ginger has valuable medicinal uses, from preventing and cure cancers, to relieving migraine and arthritis pain. And studies has found that ginger is as effective as vitamin B6 when treating morning sickness. It’s often taken in the form of tea to relieve heartburn, and when added brown sugar, the ginger tea is used to treat menstrual cramps.
Lemongrass has strong anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, making it an amazing herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its medicinal purposes. General uses of lemongrass are including:
• Cough, sore throats
• Anxiety and depression
• High cholesterol level
• Dry skin and acne
• Kidney detoxification
Chamomile used in teas is with several medicinal uses, especially in gentle sleep aids. The addition of chamomile making this tea a perfect drink before going to bed.
What This Tea Can Be Used To Treat Health Conditions
Reduces pain and inflammation – According to research in the Journal of Pain, both raw ginger and heated ginger work effectively in reducing pain and inflammation, and specifically has good effects on muscle pain. This is due to an active ingredient of ginger – gingerol, which has anti inflammatory properties.
Cures Bad Breath – What you have to know about the bad smell from your mouth is that it actually comes from the intestinal tract, so simply chewing gum does not solve the problem. While compounds in ginger de-odorize the intestinal tract when consumed in ginger and lemongrass tea. Drink a cup of ginger and lemongrass tea after meals, especially when you want to remove the smell of garlic or onions.
Promotes digestion – There is no doubt that a cup of hot ginger tea can sooth your digestion, and it’s beneficial in the prevention of stomach disorders.
Makes you relaxing – Lemongrass tea has a calming component which will relax you naturally, so it’s a good remedy for people who have insomnia. It’s also has ability to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.
Boosts weight loss – Ginger reduces appetite, it lowers food intake and feelings of hunger and increases feeling of fullness, which could play an important role in helping you losing weight.
Lemongrass has been proven to be effective in combating obesity because of citral it contains.
For detox – A simple hot ginger tea can give your body an energizing effect while cleaning and clearing out nasty toxins. Lemongrass is also an excellent detoxifying agent, it eliminates the harmful elements in the body, including uric acids and bad cholesterol.
Relieves cold and flu – Lemongrass and ginger tea is helpful for the reduction of nausea. Ginger has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for cold and flu relief since long time, as its natural spiciness can help clear congestion.
This herbal tea not only tastes great but also has a lot of medicinal properties that are beneficial to your health. It is advised to make this tea fresh daily and drink it warm.
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