Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

July 18, 2014
Health Benefits Lemongrass Tea

Lemongrass tea is a refreshing, citrus drink which has many properties for leading a healthier lifestyle. Lemongrass tea health benefits are predominately to do with the cancer-beating qualities but there are other benefits such as alleviating intestinal and digestive problems.

Digestive Benefits

Lemongrass tea can improve your digestive system in a number of ways. It can help clear out the uneasy feeling of nausea and aid with digestion in general if you suffer from a constant upset stomach. For anyone who experiences digestive problems as a common issue, just one cup after a meal can help to ease away bloated, discomforting feelings and push along better digestion which can prevent an upset stomach. Cases of heartburn, gas, and cramps can also be relieved with the use of lemongrass tea.

Cleanses & Detoxifies

Another excellent benefit to drinking lemongrass tea is that it can help cleanse and detoxify the body. Drinking lemongrass tea can rid the body of harmful elements such as uric acid, toxins, and bad cholesterol. In this manner, lemongrass tea is useful for helping the kidneys and liver purify the body. A healthy flow of blood through the arteries of the system is definitely a big step in ensuring a healthy body overall.

Relieves Symptoms of Cold & Flu

During cold and flu seasons it may sometimes seem near impossible to avoid getting sick. If you find yourself stricken with either of these common illnesses, lemongrass tea may be your faithful ally. The lemongrass herb is loaded with vitamin C which as you may know, can help to give your immune system that little extra push that it needs. It is also highly effective in breaking down mucus and phlegm build up, which can alleviate problems with breathing. This particular benefit makes this tea good for healing symptoms related to bronchitis and asthma as well.


Recent research has shown that lemongrass tea definitely has some potential in the fight against cancer. A substance known as citral, which is found specifically in the lemongrass herb, has shown the effect of causing apoptosis in cancer cells without damaging healthy cells. Apoptosis, also referred to as programmed cell death, is the process that occurs when cells kill themselves off.

External Benefits

Lemongrass tea is a great herbal drink to enjoy for its zesty lemony taste and flavor, but what many do not know is that it can be used externally as well. Lemongrass tea is exceptionally beneficial for the skin and can be applied topically to help clear blemishes and relieve rashes, minor cuts, scrapes, bug bites, or acne. Apply some cooled lemongrass tea to your skin with a cloth to help rejuvenate the health and youthful appearance of your skin.


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