Health Benefits of Drinking Fever Grass Tea

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Fever grass is the Jamaican name for lemongrass. The Cymbopogon lemongrass genus (plant family) includes over 50 species of grasses native to tropical Asia and Southern India. Fever grass tea is made from the fresh or dried “leaves” of the stalk. The citrus flavor of fever grass (lemongrass) blends beautifully and makes a delicious cup of herbal tea.

Health Benefits of Fever Grass Tea

Promotes Healthy Digestion – Fever grass tea has a cool and calming energy which helps to soothe your stomach and aids digestion. Lemongrass contains a component called citral also known as lemonal that helps to digest food. Fever grass tea is often served after dinner as a digestive aid and has been used in Chinese medicine to remedy stomach problems like bloating, constipation and indigestion.

Detoxification – Much like lemon water, lemongrass tea helps to cleanse your organs including your liver and kidneys. The tea is rich in antioxidants that help the detoxification process from within by removing toxins from the body and flushing and relieving fluid retention.

Boosts Your Metabolism – Much like green tea, fever grass tea contains natural plant compounds called polyphenols that when combined with the caffeine found in tea increases or speeds your metabolism (the rate your body uses energy) and enhances the oxidation (burning) of fatty acids in your body.

Improves Circulation – Fever grass tea is rich in potassium which promotes heart health and increases the production of urine in your body, this combination stimulates blood flow and lowers blood pressure. Increased blood circulation also helps clean your liver and kidneys, and increases the levels of oxygen and nutrients carried to all parts of your body. Lemongrass has also been shown to reduce cholesterol absorption in the intestines.

Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties – Fever grass tea can help when you’re fighting a cold, cough or the flu. It’s loaded with Vitamin C that strengthens your immunity in addition to antibacterial and antifungal properties. A blend of lemongrass, holy basil (tulsi) leaves and ginger or cardamom has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic treatment for colds.

Analgesic Properties – Fever grass tea has pain relieving, analgesic properties related to its myrcene content which acts as an aspirin-like painkiller. Lemongrass tea has been used over the centuries as relief for menstrual pain and also has been shown to provide relief from hot flashes.

There are many fever grass tea benefits. It relieves your upset stomach, indigestion, and bloating. It is a vasodilator which improves blood circulation, lowers your high blood pressure while providing antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

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