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Lemongrass: It's Active Components In Combination With Mental Clarity

Lemongrass (Cymbopogan) is one of around 55 other species for grasses (Poaceae) which can be found growing all over the world, but is cherished in India, China and Thailand as a culinary additive or for its essential oils.
The essential oils from lemongrass were featured largely in the perfume industry during the 17th Century and are still a popular favourite in todays society. This could have largely been for its insect repellant properties but was likely due to its citrus scent, which is associated with cleanliness.

Health Benefits Of Lemongrass

Many studies focused on researching the potential health benefits of Lemongrass and have found its topical use to be effective at alleviating joint aches and muscle pain. It can also be ingested for treating stomach aches, high blood pressure, vomiting, fevers, common colds and other imbalances. It's active components can also be effective upon inhalation as aromatherapy for muscle pains.

How To Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass may be commonly used in savoury dishes with chicken and fish, but it can also be an incredible ingredient for a Healthy Refreshing Summertime Beverage
10 minutes prep time, 10 minutes brew time = 20 minute recipe
Ingredients

1 cup of chopped up lemongrass
¼ cup of chopped up mint leaves
2 ½ tbsp of grated ginger
1-2 tbsp of honey
3 tbsp lemon juice
900ml water
1 cup of ice

Method

- Boil 200ml of water and combine the lemongrass, mint leaves and grated ginger.
- Blend the mixture and allow to sit for 10 minutes
- Strain the mix and add the remaining 700ml water, lemon juice and honey
- Mix thoroughly with a whisk and add the ice
- Enjoy a fresh jug of delicious goodness.

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