Lemongrass Makes A Delicious, Healthy Herbal Brew
Posted by Kim Dallaire on December 19, 2013 (1 Comment)
Note: A tisane, or herbal tea, is any steeped drink that doesn't come from the tea plant proper, Camellia Sinensis.
Lemongrass is a plant that thrives in warm climate and a staple in many Asian dishes. All parts of the plant can be eaten either fresh or dried, from the leaves to the root.
Lemongrass, like the name implies, has a citrus flavour even though it is not related to to lemons at all! Apart from the delicious flavour, there are many healthy reasons to enjoy lemongrass:
- lemongrass is an excellent source of vitamins A & C
- the lemon-y flavour can help with stuffed noses and sore throats
- lemongrass tisane can help settle upset stomachs and help with menstrual pains
It's also, like all teas, an excellent source of hydration for the body, and it's especially good for you if you don't add any sugar to it.
Interested in trying out lemongrass for yourself? Have a look at our Lemongrass Ginger tea, a fine blend of lemongrass, verbena, African honey-bush, ambrosia and ginger.