The name of this tea is actually very misleading; Lemongrass stands in no connection with the actual lemon. It is a kind of sweet grass, which, when it is crunched, develops a lemon like scent. This is where the name comes from. Home of the Lemongrass is Southeast Asia. Here, the evergreen, herbal plant is cultivated since many hundreds of years. It can grow up to two meters, has long and sharp leaves, and grows perfectly in subtropical climatic conditions.
In Southeast Asia the Lemongrass is a staple ingredient for cooking, and is also used for the treatment of stomach cramps and inner unrest. The fresh leaves or dried straws of the Lemongrass can furthermore be used for a fresh, lemon like tea. The tea is vitalizing and additionally calming.
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