Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Everyone Will Be Surprised By the Positive Effect Lemongrass Have on Your Health!

Tanglad or Lemongrass is usually used as a flavoring agent in Asian cuisines. It can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. However, aside from being a spice, lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and manganese.

Tanglad has been traditionally used in folkloric herbal medicine to treat various medical condition including rheumatism, fever, acne, anxiety and many others.

Top 5 Health Benefits of Tanglad / Lemongrass

  • Helps Digestion
It has an antiseptic compounds that effectively kill bad bacteria and parasites in the digestive tract.

  • Controls Cholesterol Levels
The anti-atherosclerosis and anti-cholesterol action of lemongrass helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol from the intestines.


  • Cleanses and Detoxifies
Regular consumption of lemongrass tea helps cleanse and detoxify the body. It has a diuretic nature, which helps remove toxins, uric acid and bad cholesterol from the body by increasing the frequency and quantity of urination.

  • Heals Colds and Flu
It has an antibacterial and antifungal properties that help your body cope with coughs, fever and other cold and flu symptoms. Moreover, it is loaded with vitamin C that boosts your immune system to fight the infection.

  • Fights Cancer
According to a research conducted at Ben Gurion University in Israel, lemongrass tea can help fight cancer. A component called citral found in lemongrass causes apoptosis in cancer cells without damaging healthy cells – it causes the cancer cells to commit suicide.


  • 6 large stalks of fresh lemongrass
  • 6 tablespoon of sugar
  • 8 cups of water
  • Pandan leaves for added flavor (optional)

  1. Wash the lemongrass.
  2. Slice the lemongrass into quarter length and pound white part.
  3. In a pot, boil the water together with the lemongrass.
  4. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn off fire and steep for 15 minutes
  6. Strain.
  7. Heat sugar and 3 tablespoon of water until sugar is dissolve.
  8. Add pandan leaves if you prefer. Let it completely cool.
  9. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour lemongrass juice.

In addition, lemongrass is also known to be a great pain killer. It offers great relief against various pains such as toothache, joint pain and muscle pain.

Other health benefits in drinking Lemongrass Juice
  • Helps in menstrual disorder
  • Helps in preventing colon cancer
  • Helps in reducing fever
  • Effective remedy for cough and cold
  • Relieves rheumatism and arthritis
  • Relieve nausea
  • Help boost immune system
  • Help reduce cellulite