Original recipe makes 1



1 1/2 c Lime juice; or juice of 2
1 1/2 c Lemon juice; or juice of 3
6 Stalks lemongrass
3 c Sugar
10 c Water
1 pn salt
lemongrass ginger tea recipe

Lemongrass Lemonade Preparation

Combine water and lemongrass in a pot or saucepan. Boil and add sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Let cool 1 hour and pour into a glass pitcher, straining out the lemongrass stalks. Add lemon, lime juices, and salt. Stir. Add ice to glasses and drink. Serves: 4 (we drank it all and wanted more, see notes below) – this will probably serve more, less thirsty people. *Note: This recipe requires (begs) for FRESH lemongrass. Using old lemongrass (it begins to smell old,or not smell like, well, fresh lemongrass) will cause the lemongrass lemonade to smell like you’ve used water from the disposal in your sink. Not removing the lemongrass will achieve the same effect, but to a lesser extent.


Lemongrass  is beneficial to cope with cough, cold and fever. However, it is also beneficial for our health in many ways. Read on to know more about the health benefits provided by lemongrass.


Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Have a quick look at how lemongrass can prove beneficial to cope with some health disorders.

  • Helps to cope with fever
  • Helps to cope with cough and cold
  • If you have cough/congestion, add a tablespoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon to a glass of warm water. Drink up, the first thing in the morning. Kids should take a teaspoon of honey. Whenever my 4 year old has a cough, I give her ginger juice and honey and then some warm milk. It really helps. Humidifiers help too, but if you don’t have one, place a wide pot filled with water in your child’s bedroom.
  • Makes coping with high blood pressure easier
  • It lowers the cholesterol level
  • Helps to cleanse the body by eliminating toxic substances
  • Cleanses other organs of our body including kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder etc.
  • Helps to improve the digestive system
  • Helps to improve blood circulation
  • Helps to cope with excessive fats in body
  • Helps to deal with menstrual problems
  • Proves beneficial to cope with acne and pimples

How to Consume Lemongrass?

Lemongrass can be included in diet in many ways. Many people make use of lemongrass oil to add its flavour to food. It can also be consumed in form of tea by boiling it with water and sugar. It gives a good flavour when added to normal tea along with ginger.

You can also prepare an extraordinary and medicinal drink with lemongrass. Just take few fresh strands of lemongrass, two to three cloves, a small piece of cinnamon stick, and turmeric powder and boil it with milk. After this mixture is properly boiled, drain it and drink it when it cools down to get relief from cough and cold.

Lemongrass has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help to deal with lot of health problems. It is the herb which is used in many homes to cope mainly with cough, cold and fever. However, lots of people are unaware that this wonderful herb can provide lots of health benefits.

This amazing plant is easily available in market in dried as well as fresh form. However, it is advisable to make use of fresh lemongrass. The best way to make it easily available is to plant in our own garden and make use of it whenever needed. So as you know all the qualities of this medicinal grass, store some of the strands in your kitchen cabinet right away.