If you’re looking to fight off a cold this winter, I recommend making this lemongrass tea a regular part of your life. I believe it’s why I haven’t gotten a cold this year, even though there’s been a lot of sick people all up in my space.
Ginger and lemongrass are both known to relieve nausea, and aid in digestion, while lemons are full of Vitamin C. Lemongrass also has a calming effect and can relieve anxiety symptoms, and works as a natural sedative for those who have trouble sleeping. It has many other benefits including keeping the bladder and kidneys working properly by acting as a natural diuretic, and can prevent acne breakouts because of its anti-bacterial effects. What a magical, little twiggy plant, right?
The addition of honey not only makes this tea taste better, but works with the other ingredients to boost your immune system. I personally like to use raw honey to get more nutrients, but regular honey works just as good.
So, if you happen to be sick, throw away all those ridiculous bottles of cough medicine and pain killers that rule the Western Hemisphere, and embrace the natural cures that are used in many Asian countries. Because, let’s face it, they’re a lot smarter and healthier than us. They know what they’re doing.
- 2 cups Water
- 1 stalk of Lemongrass crush and slice down the middle
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1/2 Lemon
- 2 inch knob of Ginger sliced
- 1 Tbsp Honey
Prepare lemongrass by slicing into smaller pieces so it will fit into the pot. Then slice down the middle to expose the inside.
Combine water, ginger, cinnamon, lemongrass and lemon in a small pot and bring to boil. Turn off and let steep for 15 minutes.
Strain into a cup and stir in honey. Enjoy!