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The Inflammation-Fighting Compounds of Lemongrass Tea

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  • Lemongrass is an herb with a pleasing, lemony fragrance that originally came from tropical areas like India and China, and is made up of tough stalks that closely resemble green onions in appearance, but not flavor
  • About 55 varieties of lemongrass exist worldwide, but only the East Indian and West Indian varieties are suitable for cooking, along with making soaps, perfumes, lotions, and oils
  • Numerous studies indicate that lemongrass, when made into tea, is highly effective in combating a number of health-related concerns, including those stemming from inflammation issues, due to its free radical-fighting strength
  • Compounds in lemongrass, such as flavonoids, phenolics including luteolin, quercetin and kaempferol have been found to support oral health, reduce anxiety and tension, relieve pain and treat several serious diseases
  • You can buy lemongrass at the store or grow your own in order to make a tea to access many health beneficial compounds, or add the stalks to stir-fries, soups and sauces

Also known as citron grass or fever grass, lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is an herb used in cooking to give stir-fries, soups and many other dishes a hint of lemony brightness. It can also be transformed into lemongrass tea — a refreshing beverage with numerous health benefits.


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