Ginger and lemongrass are two herbs that pair beautifully to create a tea with several possible health benefits. Research has shown ginger and lemongrass may have the potential to lower your risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease.* If consumed with honey instead of sugar, lemongrass ginger tea can act as a natural diuretic.* Nutrition-wise, it is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese; it also contains minute traces of the B vitamins.*
Lemongrass tea is popularly consumed in various countries because of its medicinal properties.* Though this grass is deceptively humble, it is packed with numerous benefits that can help improve many chronic conditions.* These benefits include anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Nutrition-wise, lemongrass tea is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese; it also contains minute traces of the B vitamins.* When consumed with honey, lemongrass tea can act as a natural diuretic.*
These properties include, but are not limited to:*
- Anemia. Lemongrass can help various anemia types thanks to its high iron content. Iron is an essential component for hemoglobin synthesis (a red blood cell protein responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body).
- Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Due to these properties, lemongrass tea can help treat arthritis, gout, and urinary tract inflammation. Lemongrass’ antiseptic properties can also help to eliminate unhealthy microorganisms, and purify and detoxify the blood. As such, bacterial, fungal, or yeast infections can possibly be controlled.
- Balsamic action (cold & flu relief). The volatile oil content in lemongrass has a balsamic action on the respiratory tract which can be useful for alleviating cold, flu, and hay fever symptoms.
- Detoxifying & purifying action. Drink a cup or glass of lemongrass tea for its antioxidant, antiseptic and diuretic effects which purify and cleanse the liver, bladder, kidneys, colon, and pancreas.
- Diabetes. As lemongrass tea helps cleanse the pancreas and improve its functions, blood sugar levels in diabetics might be lowered.
- Digestive health. Lemongrass' antimicrobial properties can help regulate intestinal function and motility. As a result, consumption of lemongrass can relieve digestive-related issues such as vomiting, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach spasms, intestinal bloating, and cramps.
- Gastritis or heartburn. A mug of warm lemongrass tea can be very soothing when experiencing acid indigestion/heartburn or gastritis.
- High blood pressure. The diuretic effects of lemongrass are secondary to its high potassium content. This can help regulate and lower blood pressure.
- High cholesterol. Lemongrass has an anti-cholesterol and anti-atherosclerosis action. It helps reduce both the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine, as well as the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol in the blood, thus preventing one of the first steps in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.
- Skin health. Improved blood circulation can result in better skin health. Therefore, regular consumption of lemongrass tea can help reduce acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
- Weight loss. The diuretic effect of lemongrass tea can help effectively and quickly carry out body waste in high volume, which can result in weight loss. Its digestive system and metabolism boosting effects can also support weight loss efforts.
Ginger has anti-viral properties, and its anti-inflammatory properties can ease joint & muscle tissue inflammation induced by overexercise, arthritis, or rheumatism.* Due to its tremendous circulation-increasing qualities, ginger is thought to improve complexion.*
Some Benefits of Ginger*
- Reducing indigestion & gastrointestinal problems such as gas & stomach cramps
- Aids in prevention of internal blood clots
- Reducing headaches & migraines
- Lymph-cleansing properties
- Supporting kidney health
- Colon cleansing benefits as well as reducing colon spasms & cramps
- Combating cardiovascular disease
- Stimulating production of digestive juices
- Improving bowel disorders
- May reduce TIA’s (mini strokes)
- Help to eliminate congestion
- Killing parasites & their eggs because it contains zingibain
- Combating alopecia (spot baldness)
- Reducing sore throat pain & irritation
- Inhibits production of cytokines, which cause pain & swelling
- Inhibiting the enzyme 5-LO, which induces apoptosis (cell death)