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DIY Homemade Spiced Lemongrass Tea

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Lemongrass, also called fevergrass, is an aromatic herb mostly used in Indian, Thai, Malaysian and Vietnamese cooking. As the name suggests, it has a fresh, lemony smell and flavor.

It offers several health benefits as it has diuretic, stimulant, carminative, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidepressant, sedative, antimicrobial, analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-cancer properties.

Thus, lemongrass tea helps detoxify the body, aids digestion, relieves nausea, lowers high blood pressure, treats insomnia, relieves stress, fights infections like cold and flu, controls cholesterol levels, lowers uric acid levels and more.

It can also relieve menstrual cramps and reduce arthritis pain. Lemongrass tea has been traditionally used to reduce fevers as well because it induces perspiration and cools the body. It is not recommended for pregnant women, though.

DIY spiced lemongrass tea ingredientsCombining this herb with ginger, lemon juice and spices like cinnamon, cloves and cardamom makes it even healthier and enhances the taste.

Ginger, in particular, imparts a strong flavor and also has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Lemon juice, being rich in vitamin C, boosts immunity, balances pH levels in the body and facilitates weight loss.

Cinnamon has been found to be beneficial for diabetics as it controls blood sugar. Cloves and cardamom beat bad breath, aid digestion and promote heart health. All these spices also improve blood circulation and boost brainpower.

How to make homemade spiced lemongrass tea

Things you will need:

  • Dried lemongrass herb
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom
  • Honey
  • A pan
  • A cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • A grater
  • A strainer

Steps

1. Heat 2 cups of water in a pan.

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2. Add 2 teaspoons of dried lemongrass.

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3. Grate a 1/2-inch piece of ginger into the mixture.

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4. Add a small piece of cinnamon stick.

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5. Add 2 cloves.

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6. De-seed 2 cardamoms and add them to the solution.

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7. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for a few minutes.

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8. Strain it.

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9. Squeeze some lemon juice in it.

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10. Sweeten it with 1 teaspoon of honey.

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