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Here's your healthy morning drink: Lemongrass tea is both tasty and beneficial

Lemongrass tea has a seemingly limitless list of benefits. It is a safe and healthy herbal brew in general. It is easy to grow, and the majority of natural food stores sell it.

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Here's your healthy morning drink: Lemongrass tea is both tasty and beneficial

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There is nothing more refreshing and lemony than lemongrass. Lemongrass has a refreshing, lemony scent and tastes a bit citrusy. Lemongrass can also be used as an essential oil as it can freshen your air, reduce stress and boost your mood. In addition, lemongrass has properties that improve immunity, ease discomfort and encourage sleep. Tea is the most common method of consuming lemongrass.

Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Researchers have found in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry that lemongrass contains several antioxidants that scavenge free radicals causing diseases. These antioxidants, chlorogenic acid, isoorientin, and swertia japonin, may prevent coronary artery dysfunction.

2. Properties that Reduce Inflammation
Several illnesses are believed to be caused by inflammation, including heart disease and stroke. According to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, Lemongrass is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties due to its citral and geranial constituents. It has been claimed that the healthy flux of chemicals released shields against inflammation!

3. Helps with Weight Loss
Lemongrass tea is ideal for ‘healtholics’ who want to lose weight. Lemongrass tea can be used as a cleanser, helps boost your metabolism and aids weight loss. However, most of the studies on lemongrass and weight loss are anecdotal and not scientific. Lemongrass is a natural diuretic, which means it helps if you suffer from water retention. It can help rid your body of excess sodium and water.

4. Antibacterial Properties 
The antibacterial properties of lemongrass tea may aid in the treatment of cavities and oral infections. According to an in vitro study carried out by the National Institutes of Health in 2012 and published in their journal, lemongrass essential oil exhibits antibacterial activity against bacteria responsible for tooth decay. In vitro experiments also demonstrated that the combination of silver ions and lemongrass oil may be beneficial against a range of bacteria and fungi.

So try the Lemongrass tea and enjoy the benefits it has to offer.