Common Names: Lemon grass, Gandhatrana, Hari-chaha, Bhutrin Aginghas, Bhustrina, Chae-Kashmiri, Chayapul, Chippagaddi, Gandha bela, Gandha-Bena.
In Jamaica, the lemongrass commonly called fever grass is used as a tea, that gives a lasting taste in your mouth. It’s rich flavor had all Jamaican wanting more and more. This grass grow plenty in Jamaica and is available year round. Lemongrass will be ship dried and chop.
What is fever grass?
The herb is called fever grass in Jamaica due to the fact that it is used to reduce fever in both adults and children. Lemongrass has a host of medicinal properties and is used to treat a number of illnesses.
How to use fever grass?
The lemongrass/fever grass is used like a tea. Take a couple of the chopped fever grass and bring to a boil for around 5 minutes. Tea can be sweetened with your favourite sweetener. In Jamaica we use sugar, honey or any form of milk. Don’t be afraid to add your ginger or cinnamon as you see fit. You will never want another tea after trying this long tradition of ours in jamaica.
Health benefits of fever grass
Lemongrass is used in Jamaica for treating fevers and aiding in a speedy recovery of cold and coughs. It is also said to aid in the treatment of cancer as it is said to slow dow the growth of cancer cells over time. Try this natural herbs to combat nausea, menstrual cramps and asthma and athlete’s foot. Fever grass is a natural diuretic so it is also commonly used for persons who want to lose weight and purge the body.
Like with all intake of herbs, please consult your physician before use.