Lemongrass is among the healthy herbs that are well known in countries like Sri Lanka and the well-known South India but is now popularly grown in many developed and underdeveloped countries around the world. The plant’s soft stalks are a common and regularly used ingredient in Asian cooking dishes, but it is also easy to boil lemongrass and drink its liquid as tea. While lemon grass has a lot of health benefits when taken in moderation, drinking the tea in excess may generate some reactions, and it's important to know what may happen to your body if you drink lemongrass tea in excess, in order to avoid excessive intake of it.
1. According to Healthline and WebMD, when lemongrass is boiled to make tea, and the fluid is consumed in excess, it allows the cells of the skin to have an overdose of its organic chemicals, which can cause a feeling of irritation or itching.
2. Taking too much of the liquid substance from lemon grass known as lemongrass tea can interfere with the brain cells, which may absorb more of the chemicals that can disturb their functions at the cellular level, and this can cause a feeling of dizziness or tendency to faint, accompanied by unusual visits to the toilet to urinate more frequently. You may also notice that your mouth dries more easily, and you get hungry more easily.
3. When consumed in excess, the liver is not left out as the chemicals can affect some of the liver cells and damage them, as well as harm the membranes that line the stomach walls.
3. For pregnant women, they should abstain from drinking lemongrass tea, because the organic compounds in the tea can affect the baby in their womb, and cause some defects to happen on the baby's developing organs, and body parts, especially when expectant mothers who are carrying their babies in their wombs drink lemongrass tea excessively.
4. When anyone being treated with chemotherapy treatment drinks lemongrass tea in excess, some of the chemical substances in the tea can react with the organic and inorganic compounds used as agent for the chemotherapy treatment, and this may worsen the situation.
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