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  1. 12-15 fresh lemongrass stalks

  2. 1/2 cup of sugar

  3. 8 cups water Method of

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cut the lemongrass in small pieces and get rid of any dry and discolored stalks. Now place the cut lemongrass, sugar and 2 cups of water in a pan and bring to a boil. When the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is boiled, remove from heat and steep for 15-20 minutes. Pour the remaining 6 cups of water in the pan and stir. Blend this mixture finely until the lemongrass is crushed completely. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and serve with ice.

  2. Recipe # 2 Ingredients 5-10 fresh lemongrass stalks 1 cup of water Sugar/ milk optional Cut the lemongrass stalks in fine slices. You can either put the lemongrass in a pan along with water and bring to boil or pour boiling water directly on the lemongrass in a cup. Let it steep for a couple of minutes. Your lemongrass tea is ready! You can also add sugar and milk according to your wish.

  3. It is essential to use only original and genuine herb for making this tea in order to achieve all its health benefits. It should be noted that there are chances of you hurting your hands while plucking lemongrass stalks and hence, you can consider wearing gloves while doing so. Secondly, although there are no proven side effects associated with lemongrass tea, in case you experience discomfort in any form while having this tea, you should discontinue having it immediately. Lastly, those suffering from chronic illness should also consult the doctor before having lemongrass tea.

  4. If you have decided to have it regularly, you should look for genuine products (leaves or stalks) to make it at home. Lastly, also note that although it has numerous health benefits, it should not be consumed in excess. Take care!

  5. By Madhura Pandit Last Updated: 9/23/2011 Tweet


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