Lemon Grass (leaf) Tea

Lemon Grass (leaf) Tea

Lemon grass is tradiationally mainly a digestive remedy which is thought to relax stomach and intestinal muscles. Thought to be very effective and well tolerated in children.

Certified organically grown in Queensland, Australia.

Herb Info / Uses

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Botanical Name: Cymbipogan citratis

Plant Family: Poaceae

Plant description: A tall grass up to one meter with blue green leaves and a lemon aroma when crushed.

Part used: Leaf.

Harvest: When there is sufficient growth.

Active Constituents: Volatile oil with citral (about70 per cent) and citronellal.

Energetics: Cool.

Actions: Carminative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, sedative, diuretic, refrigerant.

Uses: Lemon grass is mainly a digestive remedy which relaxes stomach and intestinal muscles and relieves cramping pain and flatulence. Very effective and well tolerated in children. It is also useful for reducing fever especially with catarrh. Topically as a poultice or dilute essential oil it can relieve pain and arthritis. In India a paste of the leaves are used to treat ringworm.

Dosage: Infusion – pour one cup of boiling water onto one teaspoon of dried herb and leave to infuse for five minutes. Drink up to one cup three times daily.

Cautions: None known.

Interactions: None known.


Certified organically grown in Victoria, Australia.