It strengthens the stomach, stimulates appetite, promotes digestion, and regulates nervous system and vascular expansion. It reduces the puffiness in skin and is a good hair tonic. /emongrass tea is a diuretic and imparts no biochemical changes to the body in comparison with ordinary tea. /emongrass iced tea is prepared by steeping several stalks in a few Tuarts of boiling water. This can also be combined with green or black teas. It is also used in instant beverages. It not only adds lemon flavour, but also provides vitamin A and promotes digestion of fat.