Lemongrass is a plant. The leaves and the oil are used to make medicine. Lemongrass is commonly taken orally, applied directly to the skin, or inhaled as aromatherapy for many different conditions. But there is limited scientific research to support any of its common uses. In food and beverages, lemongrass is used as a flavouring. For example, lemongrass leaves are commonly used as 'lemon' flavouring in herbal teas.
Lemon Grass is a culinary herb that comes with an excellent aroma. It is also used as a medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrusy flavour and can be used fresh or even dried and powdered.
Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomach ache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, etc. It is also used to treat achy joints (rheumatism), fever, common cold, and exhaustion. Lemongrass is also used as a mild astringent.
Lemongrass can be used for flavouring food. Lemon grass is added as dressings to marinades and stir-fries to grilled/roasted meats and seafoods. Lemon grass tea is known for its unique flavour and makes you feel energetic for the entire day.
Lemongrass can be loosely wrapped and refrigerated for several weeks. Alternatively for long term storage, wrap it well and freeze it by chopping or mincing and then freezing it in 1-tablespoon bits (an ice cube tray is useful for this, freeze until hard and then transfer to a sealable plastic bag.
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