Lemongrass Tea

Lately I have been thinking about a particular herb; Lemongrass. It is in the grass family and grows on most tropical islands. As a child in Jamaica, I remembered its popularity and enjoying a cup of lemongrass tea very often. A few days ago, I was in the produce section in my local grocery store and came across lemongrass.

I was ecstatic to reconnect with this wonderful herb. It’s vibrant smell and refreshing flavor brought back so many warm feelings.Even though I knew of this herb, I did not know of the many health benefits it had to offer. I learned that it aids in respiratory disorders, digestive disorders, insomnia, fevers and many more illnesses, some of which I currently suffer from. I knew there was a reason this herb weighed heavily on my mind and I will definitely incorporate a cup of lemongrass tea in my weekly regimen.

Ingredients

1 stalk lemongrass

sweetener of choice

Instructions

  1. Break stack of lemongrass to fit into a tea maker, cup or pot.
  2. Bring water to a boil and pour over stalk of lemongrass.
  3. Cover and brew for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with your sweetener of choice.