Know Your Herbs: Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a lemony flavored herb with a host of medically beneficial uses. It is a plant whose leaves and oil are used to make medicine, typically orally, but it can also be applied to the skin, as well as used in aromatherapy. Additionally, it can be used in cooking and flavoring. Using lemongrass to improve your cooking and your health is a step in the right direction. 

Origin

Lemongrass is native to South and South-East Asia and often grown in the provinces of Upper Egypt. 

Health benefits

Improving your health and wellness with lemongrass can be as simple as cooking with it. The medicinal benefits will shine through whether it is used in a tea or a roasted chicken.There are a lot of ways to improve your health and these are some of the key ways in which lemongrass can boost your wellbeing.

  • Anti-inflammatory

Lemongrass contains quercetin, a substance that is known for having anti-inflammatory properties. Quercetin reduces inflammation and can help to reduce the risk of cancer cell growth and heart disease.

  • Antioxidant

That same quercetin is also responsible for the antioxidant properties of lemongrass. Lemongrass is rich in antioxidants which target free radicals in your body that may cause disease.

  • Antimicrobial

Tea made with lemongrass has been shown to have antimicrobial properties. Drinking lemongrass tea may help to prevent cavities and oral infections. 

Why we offer it 

Lemongrass plays a key role in the flavor profile of Live Berry Well’s Elderberry Wellness Tea and is an important ingredient for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Whether you drink our tea daily or use the dried herb in your cooking, lemongrass can help you to reach your wellness goals.

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