Originated in India, but brought to Brazil through settlers, lemongrass is now known in many Brazilian regions.

Perennial plant, small and good to grow in different soils, it can offer benefits through its leaves, rhizomes and fresh or dry roots.

To enjoy the effects that this herb offers, the individual can prepare a tea. Check how to make and what to treat with each recipe.

lemon grass properties

  • Antifebrile agent;
  • Soothing;
  • Debugging;
  • Diaphoretic;
  • Digestive;
  • Sedatives;
  • Tonic.

Benefits and how to use this tea

Depending on the type of problem presented by the patient, lemongrass tea can be very helpful. Therefore, there are three ways to prepare tea from the plant and to ingest this natural remedy, which will depend on the discomfort or illness, they are:

lower the fever

To reduce high body temperatures, you need to prepare an infusion using 1 cup (tea) of boiling water and 1 cup (tea) of fresh lemongrass leaf or rhizome. If you use dry ingredients, the recipe changes proportions, requiring only half a cup. The first step is to mix the ingredients, cover the container and let it act for 10 minutes. Then, it is necessary to strain and ingest right away, with the drink still warm.

Cleaning teeth and gums

First, it is necessary to add 1 tablespoon (dessert) of the lemon grass rhizomes still fresh, it is also important that this ingredient is sliced. In addition to this item, it is necessary to have 1 cup (of tea) of boiling water. So, mix all the ingredients and turn off the fire. Afterwards, wait for it to cool down a little, strain and rinse with the liquid to three times a day, preferably right after meals.

Nervous and intestinal problems

Those who suffer from nervousness, insomnia, psychosis and anxiety can enjoy this recipe without worries. In addition to these types of problems, the following recipe is also indicated to treat digestive and intestinal disorders. Thus, the patient can prepare the natural remedy against these ailments by mixing 1 cup (tea) of boiling water and 1 tablespoon of fresh, finely chopped leaves.

It is important to leave the mixture muffled so that the infusion can be done correctly. After five minutes, the liquid is strained and must be ingested at least twice a day. The tip is to add lemon drops or sweeten with honey, improving the flavor of the drink.