The Benefits of Lemon Grass Tea 66

Last updated on September 7, 2016

Lemongrass grows wild in Southeast Asia and Africa. The native people of these countries have been using it for its medicinal purposes since ancient times. Due to its health benefits, this plant has become very popular in the western hemisphere in modern days.

Lemon Grass Essential OilThere are many good reasons to drink this wonderful herbal tea. If suffering from insomnia, a cup before bedtime causes relaxation and promotes a restful night of sleep. It is also known to relieve nausea and is an aid in digestion. Drinking a cup after a large meal will take away that full feeling and will aid in digesting the food just consumed along with helping to remove unhealthy food additives, chemicals and excess fats. It also aids in the relief of constipation, keeping the bowels working properly and removing toxins to keep the body healthy and energetic. Acting as a natural diuretic it is known to keep the kidneys and bladder working properly. Its powerful antioxidant benefits help to keep the liver and pancreas healthy and it is also known to help keep cholesterol levels normal.

People of ancient times knew the benefits of Lemongrass when suffering with coughs and colds. Drinking this tea helps relieve those symptoms as well without having to use store bought products that can sometimes have side-effects.

This tea is also a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. If drank regularly, studies have shown that it helps prevent the outbreak of acne and keeps the skin healthy due to its anti-bacterial effects. It can also relieve aches and pains and helps to reduce fever.

Some of our teas containing Organic Lemon Grass:

  • Lemon Whirl
  • Orangina Iced Tea
  • Antistress

If suffering from anxiety or nervousness Lemongrass tea can help reduce these symptoms. It has been used in Brazil for centuries to treat digestive problems and nervous disorders. It is known to promote relaxation as the people of the Amazon are well aware of this benefit and have used it regularly as a natural sedative.

Lemongrass may also have effects on cancer cells. A study from Ben Gurion University in Israel concluded that a molecule called “citral” that is found in the Lemongrass plant induces programmed cell death in cancer cells without harming normal cells.

In conclusion Lemongrass tea has many health benefits. From its calming effects to its positive digestive benefits to its acne prevention and its natural cold and cough reliever, this is an herbal tea that all can benefit from. tweet this quote

66 thoughts on “The Benefits of Lemon Grass Tea

  1. Reply meme borja Feb 5,2015 6:51 pm

    Im drinking lemon grass tea for almost half a helps me overcme anxiety.and lose a little weight

  2. Reply Anthony Jan 13,2015 3:35 pm

    Can lemongrass tea heal execive sweating? Please help!

  3. Reply Enelra Oct 29,2014 9:11 am

    My sister post in fb about sweet potato juice or ca m o t e juice. While boiling water I glance a lemon grass n I cut about 10 leaves washed n put in the pot, after boiling I put d camo te leaves for 1 minute then took all the sweet potato leaves from the pot. I make 1glass of the juice put a slice of lemon and 1tbsp of honey, it feels good so good, I make salad of the sweet potato leaves, put a little onion, slice ginger, tomatoes, little vinegar n lemon mix all. I am 57 years old and have a problem of insomnia and hormonal imbalance, last night I am so sleepy about 10pm n I wake up 5am today with a refreshing feeling.

  4. Reply ARNOLD M. OLANO Oct 17,2014 5:36 am


  5. Reply pry Sep 4,2014 2:03 am

    Hi my husband and i have been drinking lemongrass tea 3-4 times a day all my acne are gone my skin is fairer and my husband no more gastric problem its really amazing because my husband was spending a lot in buying medicines that are not cheap… Finally i have the plant in my garden and my husband cannot wait to have it…

  6. Reply Franny Jul 31,2014 12:12 pm

    Wow I had no idea. My mom planted some lemongrass in my yard & when my kids were little and had tummy issues she would boil the leaves to make a tea and would give it to them. It not only made them feel better but now I realize it made them sleep better. My kids are now all young adults & I still have my lemongrass & I will start making more tea & drinking it more frequently! Thanks for all your info. I’m very surprised at what this plant is good for.

  7. Reply CATHY May 24,2014 1:53 am

    i have nervousness, & anxiety….sometimes my nerve is cracking…..can lemon grass tea help me???

  8. Reply Sumaira Hameed May 5,2014 2:12 pm

    Can anyone tell me about lemongrass benefits for weight loss, if anyone have any information please share with me your experience to lose weight by using lemongrass.



  9. Reply Sumaira Hameed May 5,2014 2:11 pm

    Can anyone tell me about lemongrass benefits for weight loss,if anyone have any information please share with me your experience to lose weight by using lemongrass.

  10. Reply Karen Mar 27,2014 9:38 am

    Can you lose weight

  11. Reply jun Mar 11,2014 7:38 am

    hi, i was diagnosed with cervical spine slip disc,and have a neck pain is lemon grass tea advisable for me.?

  12. Reply pinky Jan 16,2014 6:04 am

    hi ,can anyone tell me about its weight loss benefit,i m young and overweight,please anyone share me with their experiment of weightloss

  13. Reply pinky Jan 16,2014 6:03 am

    hi ,can anyone tell me about its weight loss benefit,i m young and overweight,please anyone share me with their experiment of weightloss

  14. Reply Rhoni Sep 22,2013 8:38 am

    Is there a difference in potency when it comes to using dried or fresh lemongrass? What is the proper way of drying it?

  15. Reply better ohnie Aug 7,2013 2:24 am

    thanks for your posts,it gives me the exact ans to my qstion. if the scent of lemon grass has a sedative property? yesterday, i boiled some lemon grass stalks low fire for about 30mins, i closed the windows to keep the scent inside the room, to keep the house smelling fresh.after an hour i need to sleep , so drowsy that afternoon. its unusual, even the night gave me a good rest. this morning as i wnder why i got so sleepy yesterday, it came to my mind.. is it the scent of the lemion grass??? indeed … it was. i will do it now at night for my mother who has a sleeping problem. thanks and better health to all ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Reply Peter Shaw Aug 5,2013 3:15 am

    My wife is from the Philippines. She introduced me to lemon grass tea years ago. I find it in my local USA supermarket. She beats the roots with a mallet and cuts off the stems, then boils it for 15 minutes. It makes a delightful tasting tea. I have high blood pressure and it has helped lower my count and enhances good digestion. I highly recommend it as a bedtime tea.

  17. Reply qurrat Jul 22,2013 12:51 pm

    by reading it m trying to use it lets see what will hapen

  18. Reply jayita Jun 25,2013 11:14 am

    how can i prepare this tea with pure lemon grass oil?

  19. Reply san Jun 16,2013 3:00 pm

    if i just boil my grass without an infuser is it bad?

  20. Reply Sari Apr 18,2013 3:43 pm

    I have huge flare acne and this tea works amazing… I drink 2 cups a day, its delicious and my shin and eyes are clear. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Reply Shahid Massom Apr 18,2013 9:09 am


  22. Reply Shahid Massom Apr 18,2013 9:06 am

    i want to loss my weight can i use it?

  23. Reply Catty Mar 21,2013 8:48 am

    I had breast cancer 5 years ago. After reading about the benefits of lemon grass, I have been drinking it every morning on empty stomach. I used a good blender, place 2 stalks of fresh lemon grass (which fortunately is available and cheap in my country) and juice up a cup of lemon grass drink. I sieve out the residue and drink it hot. Sometimes when I feel bloated (gas in my tummy) I would add in a small piece of tumeric. Viola! It flattens my tummy too. But as for healing cancer? So far so good, fingers XXXXXXXXX

  24. Reply Felicidad Mar 15,2013 11:19 pm

    Hi I am hapatatis c patient, is it safe for me to drink lemongrass tea 2x /day i thanks

    • Reply admin Mar 18,2013 1:25 pm

      Sorry about your troubles Felicidad, however you will need to contact your MD to help you with this question as this is an informative article only, not intended to be a medical advice.

  25. Reply lourdes Mar 2,2013 10:46 pm

    I’ve been having bronchial spasms for the past few days and the cold Ohio weather has made my chest hurt, well my husband made me a cup of rosalimon tea leaves from Puerto Rico with organic honey and I’m already feeling decongested

  26. Reply lourdes Mar 2,2013 10:46 pm

    I’ve been having bronchial spasms for the past few days and the cold Ohio weather has made my chest hurt, well my husband made me a cup of rosalimon tea leaves from Puerto Rico with organic honey and I’m already feeling decongested

  27. Reply Antonio Feb 25,2013 11:16 pm

    hi maryam, stumbled across your comment about the effects of the the lemon grass oil to yeast, and wanted to ask you, do you think it would have the same effect on intestinal candida overgrowth as i know that is sometimes referred to as yeast (or so i think) ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Reply Maryam Feb 19,2013 5:44 pm

    I’m working with the oil in my microbiology laboratory. I tried garlic, bay leaf oil and other oils. This stuff (lemongrass) obliterated my yeast plates. It’s amazing for yeast. Hence why I am looking to buy some to drink on a regular basis. It’s a better antimicrobial than garlic – and smells nicer!

    • Reply admin Feb 20,2013 10:13 am

      Maryam, it’s good to her from the pro that lemongrass is not just a hype. It looks like you are in the UK – there are many great suppliers who can help you find your “stuff”. If not, let me know and I’ll recommend some. But remember garlic keeps vampires off! LOL

  29. Reply Bernard murithi mugo Jan 27,2013 10:22 am

    We have lemongrass but nowhere to take it.I would wish to get the idea of getting lemongrass oil.

  30. Reply Dorji Jan 22,2013 2:00 am

    I am a organic lemon grass oil distiller from Bhutan. Till now we are just distilling the oil. If you can teach us how to make tea and help us in marketing the products, we would be very happy.

    Thank You


  31. Reply nikki Jan 17,2013 7:41 pm

    this is the best I ever have. it is refreshing and I love the smell

  32. Reply Boniface Dec 18,2012 7:42 am

    Can lemon tea reduce the sugar in the body.

    • Reply Jose Aug 6,2013 12:38 am


      Have you found out whether the lemon grass tea will reduce blood sugar?
      If someone out there knows the answer or have such experience please share your
      comment with me.

      Thank you

  33. Reply peace Oct 26,2012 9:43 am

    How do you make tea with a lemon grass oil?

  34. Reply sandra Oct 6,2012 5:09 pm

    Can lemongrass be boiled together with lipton and lime and wat is the health benefit of side effect of the combination?

  35. Reply Irma Jul 16,2012 11:55 am

    Hi Laureen.

    How many times per day did yor husband drink the lemongrass tea for skin to clear up?

  36. Reply JENNIFER Jul 7,2012 12:38 am


  37. Reply Blessing Jul 4,2012 5:47 pm

    Pls may I know if lemongrass has any side/ adverse effect.

  38. Reply laureen Jun 24,2012 1:42 am

    My husband had psoriasis for a long time big portion on his body.
    He started drinking lemon grass for the last month or so almost everyday. I was amazed that his skin got clearer and the psoriasis has diminished.
    I myself starts to drink this now.

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  40. Reply Marj May 29,2012 12:22 am

    Is Lemon Grass good for hypertension? Thanks

    • Reply admin May 29,2012 8:29 am

      Marj, Hypertension is known to most people as High Blood Pressure. Lemongrass alone certainly won’t help you, on the other hand it will not hurt. In fact I suggest anyone with hypertension needs to see the doctor. High blood pressure is also called โ€œsilent killerโ€, for good reason.

      • Reply Ling Jan 8,2013 11:45 pm

        For High blood preasure you may try this recipe and it actually work.

        7 small bitter gourd (remove the seed and cut into small pieces.

        1 chinese soup spoon of “Kei Chi” (Wolfberries)

        – Mix both the above and add water into it (just enough to cover the items)and double boil it for about 2 hours.

  41. Reply Adekunle May 20,2012 8:33 pm

    From ancient time in Nigeria, Lemon grass leaves had been in use, boiled, and the tea used to treat Malaria fever

  42. Reply John May 15,2012 4:11 pm

    Is the lemongrass supposed to be dried or fresh,thank you

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  45. Reply Carol Apr 29,2012 12:05 pm

    U can boil the lemongrass in water ten add rock suar to taste. It’s a great refreshing drink that is cheap and you can serve hot or cold.

  46. Reply Alliya Apr 2,2012 1:42 am

    Lemon grass tea is really very refreshing. and has so many benefits……i had acne problems since months…after i started havin lemongrass tea…..i got rid of acnes and u feel get amazing glowing skin….A must have in ur diet..

  47. Reply Myra L. Gallivo Mar 22,2012 11:08 pm

    Yes, and besides lemongrass is also very refreshing especially when pineapple juice is added.

  48. Reply angie Mar 20,2012 11:41 pm

    can you please teach me how to make lemon grass tea i am very interested because medicines here in the philippines is very expensive and i believe in herbal medicines. thank you very much

    • Reply dpetrva Mar 23,2012 7:27 am

      Hi Angie,

      Just pour boiling water over the lemongrass herb (use an infuser), let it sit for 10 minutes, remove the infuser and enjoy.

      – David

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