Lemongrass Juice Recipe
Can you juice Lemongrass? As a sedative and calming agent against stress and sleep disorders, also for digestive disorders
– 10 leaves (stems) of lemongrass
– 1 lime or lime
– A few peppermint or green leaves
– 200 ml of water approximately
– Sugar (1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar)
– Ev. some ice cubes
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– Cut the lemon in half, squeeze the lemon (using a lemon squeezer or by hand)
– Take 10 lemongrass leaves and the mint leaves, wash them well
– Put the lemon juice, lemongrass, mint, sugar and 200 ml of water in a blender
– Mix well for a few minutes
– Filter (see photo below)
– Add ev. some ice cubes
Consume 1 to 2 juices per day, for example in the evening before going to sleep.
Benefits Of Lemongrass Juice
Nutritional Value And Health Benefits
- It has vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and vitamin C, in addition to minerals such as iron, potassium, manganese, copper, magnesium, zinc and calcium, essential oils among which citral stands out, it also has polyphenols (antioxidants ).
- Fungicide (kills fungi).
- Antiseptic (prevents the development of microorganisms).
- Diuretic (removes excess fluids in the body).
- Analgesic (reduces or relieves pain).
- Antibiotic (fights microbial infections).
- It helps to eliminate heavy metals from our body.
- Regulates insulin levels in the blood.
- Helps reduce anxiety.
- Helps fight insomnia, as it has a relaxing effect.
- Improves digestion and helps fight ulcers due to its antibiotic effect.
- It fights free radicals, as it has polyphenols that act as antioxidants.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Reduce fever.
- Helps relieve congestion, cough, symptoms associated with respiratory infections and bronchial asthma.
- Some studies have shown that citral (the main component of lemongrass) inhibits the growth of cancer cells (during the initial stages) by preventing their proliferation.
- It is used in pet products for its insect repellent properties.
Lemongrass is a direct sun plant that requires good drainage, since excess moisture does not allow its optimal development. We can buy a bunch of lemongrass in the market and place it in water for a few days (changing the water daily) until we see that it begins to develop roots. Once we see that the seedling develops roots, we can proceed to plant it, digging a deep hole that allows it to develop strong roots. As long as lemongrass is exposed to the sun and does not receive excessive moisture, it can develop quickly without much care.
There are two ways to harvest: by uprooting the plant (the commercially used method) or by cutting the leaves (the home method), as needed. In my case, I always prefer the second method, since the leaves tend to lose moisture quickly and I prefer to harvest only what I need. Additionally, lemongrass leaves are long, so they work well for making tea or as a seasoning for your dishes. With the second method you will always have lemongrass available, since this plant is very resistant and rarely develops pests. The plant develops quite quickly and will have children or cuttings that you can transplant or share with neighbors, family and friends.
Lemongrass Juice Recipe
- 10 leaves (stems) Lemongrass
- 1 Lime
- Few Peppermint or green leaves
- 200 ml Water
- 1 or 2 tsp Sugar
- 1 cup Ice cubes
- Cut the lemon in half, squeeze the lemon (using a lemon squeezer or by hand).
- Take 10 lemongrass leaves and the mint leaves, wash them well.
- Put the lemon juice, lemongrass, mint, sugar and 200 ml of water in a blender.
- Mix well for a few minutes and then filter.