Lemongrass is a herb that grows in many countries around the world. The plant stalks are a common ingredient in Asia cooking, but it is possible to brew lemongrass to make tea.
The plant has long leaves that are similar to those of seagrasses. Several researchers are interested in the health benefits of drinking lemongrass. In this article, we take a look at the health benefits this tea may offer.
Benefits of lemongrass
Many people believe that lemongrass tea offers multiple health benefits. Doctors do known that the tea can fight against free radicals, thus reducing the incidence of inflammation in the body.
Lemongrass contains the inflammation-fighting compounds chlorogenic acid, isoorientin and swertiajaponin. Inflammation is a factor in many adverse conditions including pain and heart disease.
As such, lemongrass tea could be a beneficial drink for people to incorporate into their diet. Below are additional health benefits that may result from drinking lemongrass tea.
Many people find sipping hot tea to be relaxing, but lemongrass tea may offer further anxiety-reducing properties. According to study smelling lemongrass may help people with anxiety.
According to study, lemongrass may have some infection-preventing capabilities. The herb seems to reduce the incidence of thrush, a fungal infection commonly affects people with weakened immune system, such as those with HIV.
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.
According to study, lemongrass may be able to block pain. This means that drinking lemongrass tea could potentially help to prevent a person from sensing pain.
Drinking lemongrass tea can have diuretic effects, which means that it stimulates the kidneys to release more urine than usual. Drinking lemongrass tea increases urine output more than other beverages.
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