Lemon Grass, also called fever grass, is an herb with long, thin, leaves that occurs naturally in many Asian countries. This herb is used in various Asian cuisines as a flavoring agent due to its potent flavor.
Lemon Grass is a very good source of vitamins and minerals including folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese. It also has minute traces of B vitamins. It has many beneficial medicinal properties including analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, diuretic, and anti-cancer properties. The leaves, stems and bulb of lemongrass are used in various treatments.
Ginger is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are some scientifically researched health benefits of ginger..
Ginger contains gingerol a substance with powerful medicinal properties. It can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness and motion sickness. Ginger may reduce muscle and joint pain and soreness. Ginger may drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors. It can help treat chronic indigestion. Ginger powder may significantly reduce menstrual pain. Ginger contains a substance that may help prevent cancer. It may improve brain function and protect against alzheimer’s disease. The active ingredient in ginger may also help fight infections.
So combining the nutrients of Lemon Grass with Ginger’s health benefits in a daily glass of Lemon Grass Ginger Ice Tea may help make diseases go away. This is also perfect for summer, this blissful blend of ginger, lemongrass, and green tea refreshes and invigorates. I made my own version and everyone loves it, im sure you will love it too.
10 individual bags green tea or 3 heaping tablespoons loose green tea
1/3 cup sugar or 1/4 cup agave nectar, or sugar substitute to taste – just add to taste after it’s chilled
8 cups water
1 stalk lemongrass
1 piece of ginger, about the size of two thumbs or one freakishly large thumb
2 – 4 tbsp. lime juice
Cut lemongrass into two-inch pieces, and crush with the flat side of a knife, or just cut each piece lengthwise a few more times.
Peel ginger and cut into thin slices.
In a large saucepan over high heat, bring the water, lemongrass and ginger to a boil.
Remove saucepan from the heat, and add the green tea (if you’re adding the loose tea, put it in something so you can get it out right after it’s steeped, while leaving the ginger and lemongrass in). Steep for about a minute, or until it’s the right color/flavor for your tastes.
Remove the tea bags/leaves, then let sit for about 30 minutes.
Then add the lime juice or lemon juice for a unique blend of taste.
Pour the tea through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher.
Refrigerate until cool – about a couple of hours
Serve and Enjoy!!!!