A study was done in Nigeria to see if lemongrass tea could increase red blood cell count and thus treat anemia. The study was of 105 participants who were randomly broken up into three groups. Each group received a different dosage of lemongrass powder to drink steeped in hot water each day. Overall there was a correlation between a higher dosage of lemongrass and an increase in red blood cell count. This is a potential treatment for anemia.
- Some Nigerian researchers in a joint work have found that lemongrass tea can increase the red blood cells in the body and can be used in treating anemia.
- About 105 participants between the ages 18 to 35 years were used for the study and they were given lemongrass tea daily and examined after thirty days.
- The active ingredients in lemongrass that contributed to the positive results in treating anemia are tannins, saponins, alkaloids, and flavonoids.
“These results suggested that the infusions prepared from lemongrass boosted the body’s ability to produce red blood cells, which may be attributed to the extract’s antioxidant content.”