8 Top Benefits & Uses Of Lemongrass Tea for Hair, Skin & Health

Last week when we went on a drive to Valparai, I found wild lemongrass and I was very happy. Wild lemongrass has a strong beautiful smell. I have been reading about the benefits of lemongrass tea and even one of our relatives, who drinks this tea regularly was urging me to try it for a long time.

When I first made it, I was so happily surprised at how good it tasted. I am so hooked on to this lemongrass tea, that I have started growing lemongrass in my garden. Lemongrass tea has a long list of health benefits, if consumed regularly. To make this tea, take lemongrass and cut the bottom fleshy part into small pieces.

Pound the cut pieces and ginger in a mortar and pestle. Boil water and add the pounded mixture, let it boil till the color of the water changes. Remove, strain and add honey and drink it warm. Lemongrass and ginger are a match made in heaven and I strongly insist that you try this lemongrass tea at home.

Lemongrass Tea Health Benefits:

1. Lemongrass tea For Weight Loss:

Drinking lemongrass tea is a natural way to lose weight. Lemongrass tea helps in proper assimilation of food and has few calories. It is one of the  best replacements for sugary drinks during weight loss.

2. Lemongrass Tea For Cold & Flu:

There is no other drink as comforting as lemongrass tea made with ginger when we suffer from cold and flu. It also treats headache and body pain when we suffer from cold and flu.

3. Lemongrass Tea For Sleep:

People who suffer from insomnia will greatly benefit, if they take this tea before going to bed. Ginger and lemongrass is a magic combination that gives a restful sleep.

3. Lemongrass Tea For Hair:

Left over lemongrass tea can be used as a final hair rinse. Lemon grass treats scalp infections and it is also ideal for people who suffer from sinus infection when they have hair wash.

4. Lemongrass Tea For Acne:

Regular consumption of this tea, helps people who suffer from acne.It also improves the skin tone.

5. Lemongrass Tea For UTI:

Lemongrass tea treats all the infections of the urinary tract. One of the first advise given to people who suffer from urinary tract infection is to drink lots of water and especially herbal teas like lemongrass will flush out the infections very fast.

7. Lemongrass Tea For Candida:

The anti fungal properties of lemongrass make it an ideal remedy for candida. When undergoing treatment make sure to drink this lemongrass tea regularly.

8. Lemongrass Tea For Constipation:

Lemongrass tea keeps the body hydrated and it also regulates the intestinal functions thus treating constipation. Lemon tea also aids in digestion and the antioxidants in the tea helps to keep our body healthy.

How To Make Lemongrass Tea:

1. Cut the required amount of lemongrass. Since I got it from the wild, the stems are very thin, but the smell is very very strong.

2. Cut the white bottom part of the lemon grass into small pieces. Take the required amount of ginger and remove the skin.

3. Pound the lemongrass and ginger in a mortar and pestle. Don’t pound it too finely.

4. Boil water, once it boils add the pounded mixture.

5. Once the color of the water changes and the whole kitchen is filled with lemongrass aroma remove and strain. Add honey to taste. Voila! Your lemongrass tea is ready!


  • Always use fresh lemongrass stems while making this tea.
  • It tastes very good, even without honey.


  1. AparnaRajeshkumar
    September 11, 2013 / 7:34 am

    u r tempting me ramya ! i have to search for lemon grass now ! lovely pictures too !

  2. Anonymous
    April 18, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    I would love to make this for my family as gifts. What do you think about drying the lemon grass and ginger and making a dry tea mix? They live far away and I grow, lemongrass and ginger.

  3. Anonymous
    April 18, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Could I dry all the ingredients and make a tea that way?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 19, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      Drying is a good idea! Though there will be slight change in taste when you make the lemon grass tea with dried ingredients, it will taste good too. But make sure to dry the ingredients well, else the ingredients will spoil easily….

  4. Manika Krishnan
    October 23, 2015 / 6:55 am

    Hi Ramya, for lemon grass tea, we can use only the stem but not the grass. am i correct?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 27, 2015 / 5:16 pm

      Yes, use only the lemon grass stems for making the tea…

  5. Anonymous
    December 23, 2015 / 10:02 am

    Hello. I am a teenager and I see that most of my family members are strongly addicted to drinks like coffee & tea. But, I don't drink any of those. This recipe won't be that addictive on me right?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 25, 2015 / 3:30 am

      Don't worry, since this lemon grass tea does not have caffeine, it won't be addictive at all:)

  6. Daari
    January 24, 2016 / 3:10 am

    Hi Ramya, what for can we use the leaves for?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 27, 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Generally only the stem is used the most but you can add the leaves to bath water to infuse the water and it can be used as a wrap to steam food too…

  7. Anonymous
    April 2, 2016 / 7:32 am

    Hi RamyaI am a regular at your blog. Reading your blog has made me a gardener and i have bought most of the plants that you use. My balcony garden has become such a mood enhancer.i hav3 planted lemongrass, paneer rose, curry leaves, cherry,etc. Thanks for the inspiration.i tried your strawberry scrub and banana face pack.the result is so instant.thank you very much.Lakshmi

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 25, 2016 / 5:56 am

      Dear Lakshmi, I am so very happy to read your comment…

  8. guru chakravarthy
    April 28, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Hi I have a lemon grass in my home. But before reading this post I didn't know how to use it. Thanks. But I think it has many uses. Like using it for flavoring dishes like coriander leaves. So only the stem means should we cut the whole plant for preparations. I thought the leaf also edible part. Why should not we use the leaves?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 4:47 am

      Lemon grass leaves are not soft like coriander leaves to be used in dishes as a garnish but we can use the leaves to steam foods like fish and veggies. You can also use the leaf to make tea and can also use it for steaming when we have a cold or headache…

  9. Unknown
    June 1, 2016 / 9:18 am

    I take lemongrass tea every morning before eating and night after super and I must say it is worth it more than you can imagine. I feel light and refreshed everyday can't do without it

  10. Anonymous
    October 24, 2016 / 9:15 am

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  11. Magnesium Oil
    April 18, 2017 / 7:42 am

    I would love to make this for my family as gifts. thanks

  12. Juanita Kagaayi
    August 24, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Hi Ramya, I completely agree with you, lemongrass and ginger just before bed is super. Actually I love taking this tea while on my bed it is a super sedative for me. I get a very restful sleep. I use fresh leaves though.

  13. Anonymous
    March 5, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Some lemon juice added to the tea is great. I drink that often. I boil dried ginger powder, strain it into infused lemongrass (leaves and stems) and add some lemon juice and honey. great taste!

  14. Mahmood
    March 28, 2020 / 4:51 pm

    What is lemon grass called in tamil

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