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April Spotlight: Lemongrass Ginger
Lemongrass has long been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine because of its myriad health benefits. From reducing blood pressure to relieving menstrual pain, Lemongrass contains seriously healthy properties. Our proprietary combination of Lemongrass + Ginger creates a unique blend sure to restore wellness from the inside out.
Power Duo: Lemongrass + Ginger
Lemongrass + Ginger each have massive healing powers. Let's explore the top five reasons to drink this herbal tisane for your health!
1. Aids Digestion
Both Lemongrass + Ginger are known to help ease digestion and soothe the stomach. Together they boost each other's natural abilities to keep digestive functions in balance. Lemongrass has a cooling property and contains a compound called citral which aids in the digestion of food. Ginger has a slightly warming property which helps ease the stomach and wards off nausea.
Both Lemongrass + Ginger contain boatloads of antioxidants which help the body fight off free radicals and help maintain balance. Both herbs facilitate detoxing the body. Ginger contains Gingerol a compound shown to have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. Lemongrass contains three primary antioxidant compounds (chlorogenic acid, isoorientin, and swertiajaponin) which help fight free radicals and can delay or prevent dysfunction in the coronary arteries.
3. Cold + Flu Relief
Lemongrass has long been used in Ayurveda to reduce fevers. As a part of the "fever grass" family, it has a cooling effect and helps induce sweating. Both Lemongrass + Ginger have powerful anti-inflammatory processes which help reduce cold and flu symptoms related to inflammation such as clogged sinuses and sore throat. Both herbs also have a soothing action which helps reduce the pain associated with cold and flu symptoms.
4. Lowering Cholesterol
High cholesterol is linked with heart disease, a preventable condition nobody wants. Lowering cholesterol can take time and requires dietary changes, but both Lemongrass + Ginger have been shown to help reduce bad cholesterol. There is some evidence that ginger has been shown to reduce blood triglyceride levels and lemongrass oil has been shown in mice to reduce cholesterol. Further study is required, but these initial results indicate Lemongrass Ginger tea may be a part of a heart-healthy diet.
5. Menstrual Pain Relief
Both Lemongrass + Ginger have strong anti-inflammatory processes which can help in general pain reduction. In one study ginger was shown to be as effective as NSAIDs such as asprin in relieving women's menstrual cramps. Lemongrass also has pain-relieving properties, so together they create a powerfully healing tonic.
Both Lemongrass + Ginger have abundant healing properties on their own, but together they pack huge flavor and even bigger health benefits. Drinking Lemongrass Ginger tea is a great part of a healthy lifestyle and can serve to reduce pain, lessen cold and flu symptoms, and even help stave off heart disease!
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