Lemongrass- Subtle Queen of Herbal Medicine
Lemongrass is used all over Asia to enliven cuisine, nourish moods, and aid digestion, but there are some surprising health benefits we'd like to share with you so that you may sip your Goddess Green tea with the added comfort and knowing that you are giving yourself the best in self care.
Making the Goddess Green blend so crisp, refreshing and perfect to drink iced, lemongrass is native to South India and Sri Lanka. This fragrant herb is appreciated as a spice as much as it is loved in aromatherapy and used as an anti-depressant for those feeling blue. Its antiseptic qualities help with deflecting infection while the scent creates optimism.
Here are five additional benefits to sipping your Goddess Green.
Green tea is already rich with antioxidants, but lemongrass contains three compounds which take the anti-inflammatory properties of Goddess Green even further: chlorogenic acid, isoorientin, and others. They battle free radicals, protecting the cells from damage caused by stress, age, and various degenerative health conditions.
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Thanks to antimicrobial properties, lemongrass is said to be helpful against cavities, oral infections, and less than sweet breath. Studies show this herb successfully fights the strep bacteria that causes cavities.
Lemongrass owes its name to the fresh, citrusy flavor and smell. The latter can be used as means to alleviate stress – the scent of lemongrass may significantly reduce anxiety and offer easier undwinding. Great to use in a therapeutic bath!
Due to its gentle diuretic properties, lemongrass is a wonderful ally in case of water retention, bloating, and high blood pressure. Naturally and delicately stimulating kidneys to release more liquid, it can promote body detox and weight loss, and be of great relief during PMS (it is traditionally used as a painkiller too!).
With its power to keep our mouths healthy, lemongrass is said to be just as successful in preventing and fighting microbial and fungal infections, both internal and dermatological. According to various studies, it shows the ability to inhibit the growth of various pathogens, surpassing thyme or cedarwood in case of relieving yeast in the intestines and beyond. Lemongrass is used in Ayurveda to soothe pain and fever as it may improve blood circulation and help increase our bodies ability to sweat.
How is it that one quiet herb can do so much? It's pure magic. We hope you'll join us in celebrating this beautiful gift from nature by enjoying plenty of Goddess Green tea :)