Lemongrass Iced Tea
Photo by digiwerx studio, Vancouver
This drink is a stimulant. It aids digestion and is used to fend off flus and colds. Studies show that lemon grass helps to destroy cancer cells in the liver. Children should have only half a glass, says herbalist, Dr. Diane Robertson.
- 6 lemon grass teabags or ½ ounce chopped lemon grass leaves
- 4 cups water
- inch of ginger powder
- 1. Infuse tea bags or lemon grass in rolling, boiling water in a saucepan.
- Cover and allow to cool.
- Place ginger powder in saucepan. Strain when cool and serve over ice.
- Serves 6
· Add a cup of chopped mint leaves.
· Equivalents and substitutes
- One small trimmed stalk of lemon grass = 1 tablespoon dried powdered.
- Lemon grass is found under the name Sereh powder. One teaspoon = 1 small stalk.
- Zest of 1 lemon= 2 small lemon grass stalks.
-By JamaicanEats magazine
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