6. It may help with high cholesterol
One of the potential lemongrass tea benefits is it can help with heart health.
Reports said elevated cholesterol levels in animals were significantly lowered after they received citronella plant extract6. The effect, according to researchers, was dose-dependent.
7. It may lower blood pressure
An observational study involving 72 participants found that tanglad may help with hypertension7.
In the research, the participants received either green tea or lemongrass tea. Those who had lemongrass tea experienced lowered heart rate and systolic pressure (number on top). However, they also experienced a mild increase in their diastolic pressure (bottom number).
Lemongrass Tea Benefits: Reminders
Lemongrass tea is likely safe when taken in food amounts. You can prepare the tea by boiling 1 to 3 teaspoons of leaves or 1 to 2 pieces of stalks (1 to 2 inches) in a cup of water. Steep for 5 minutes, strain, and enjoy.
Alternatively, you can also purchase dried lemongrass tea leaves or lemongrass tea bags.
While generally safe, please consult your doctor first if you plan to use lemongrass tea as a way to treat your condition. Consultation is also necessary if you already take other medicines or are pregnant.