Locally Grown Lemongrass Leaves.  
Naturally Caffeine Free
Available in 20 handcrafted teabags, or 2 oz loose fresh-seal package.

Lemongrass Loose $4.00

Lemongrass Tea 20 bags $5.00

Lemongrass, or Cymbopogon citratus, is a tall, aromatic perennial grass native to tropical Asia. The freshly cut and dried leaves of the plant have been used traditionally as a flavoring agent. The volatile oils of the plants contain a chemical called citral, which gives it medicinal value. Lemongrass supplements are available as capsules, powders, liquid extracts and oils. The individual recommended dose varies depending on your age and overall health. Talk to a doctor before using lemongrass extract for medicinal purposes.

Cancer

Lemongrass extracts can induce apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in some cancer cell lines, says the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. However, these benefits have not been studied in actual patients and more research is needed before lemongrass extracts can be used in cancer treatment, says MSKCC. An animal study published in the journal “Carcinogenesis” also points out that lemongrass extracts can prevent DNA changes and thereby lower the risk of colon cancer in laboratory animals.

 

Infection

Lemongrass extracts also inhibit the growth of candida or yeast in the laboratory, according to an article in the February 2008 issue of the “Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases.” Although the study indicates that lemongrass may potentially treat fungal infections, actual clinical trials are needed to prove these benefits conclusively.

Heart Disease

A study published in the December 2002 issue of the "Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition" reveals that polyphenols of lemongrass extract help relax the walls of the blood vessels and dilate them. This may, in turn, reduce the risk of high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases associated with it.

Anxiety

The essential oils of lemongrass also exhibit significant anti-anxiety activity by regulating certain neuroreceptors in the brain, as per a study in the September 2011 issue of the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology.” These results were demonstrated in laboratory animals; consult a doctor before using lemongrass extracts to treat anxiety.

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