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Lemongrass, uses, history and why so good.

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

Our Lemongrass tea is a combination of Lemongrass, ginger, spices and freshly picked Camellia Sinensis leaves. With the addition of almond cream, it gives you that comfort of satisfaction and calm, enjoyed with one of our jam filled cookies or our soft scrumptious fruit cake.

Some interesting facts about Lemongrass.

There are around 55 other species of grasses in the family. The most commonly used form of lemongrass is “Cymbopogon Citratus” which is known as West Indian Lemongrass. It’s a tropical plant which is native to Island Southeast Asia but has been introduced to many other tropical regions including South and Central America. 

Historically, lemongrass was often used for its oils. During the 17th century, it was distilled and shipped around the world as part of the perfume industry. At the time, there was very little access to personal hygiene facilities, which meant that anyone who considered themselves of a higher class would anoint themselves with scented oils in an attempt to cover up their own smell.

Lemongrass was one of the most popular scents though few could afford it due to its high price. 

Lemongrass has been a traditional healing herb in its native regions for a long time, the fact that it’s so helpful in reducing fevers has given it the name “fever grass” in some cultures. It’s one of the most popular medicinal plants in Brazil, with many in the Amazon regarding it as a wonderful sedative when taken in tea form.

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