Lemongrass Health Benefits and Therapeutic Uses

Flavour

Lemongrass has a invigorating lemon-lime taste with a tinge of mint and ginger.

 

Fragrance

Fresh lemongrass has a fragile, floral rose-like scent blended with a fresh and lush aroma.

 

Matching

Lemongrass is a key ingredient in Asian, especially Thai cuisine, at home in curries, stir fries and noodles. It matches beautifully with fish, chicken and coriander.

 

Therapeutic

Lemongrass is made into a tea called ‘fever tea’ that is used to treat diarrhoea, stomach spasms and migraine. Oil of lemongrass is used for the treatment of ringworm in India. Studies have demonstrated that lemongrass effects multiple types of bacteria and organisms and has antiperspirant properties. Lemongrass contains five elements that prevent blood coagulation.

Essential oils in lemongrass help build up blood vessels and minimise the development of varicose veins.

Lemongrass oil is the shade of sherry and has a sharp taste. It has a satisfying lemony smell with the important component being citral. Citral possesses contains powerful anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties. Lemongrass has numerous fundamental oils that benefit health and well being. It also contains vitamin, mineral, and chemical properties that assist in the prevention of diseases.  It also holds antioxidant properties.

 

Lemongrass facts

You can utilise lemongrass as a steam by adding the leaves to boiling water. This will open up the pores and get rid of pimple and blackheads.

Lemongrass is used in the practice of aromatherapy healing as a mood enhancer.

 

FYI

Does lemongrass repel mosquitos?

Lemongrass contains citronella and produces a pungent citrus scent that mosquitos don’t care for. Different oils that have a comparative impact are peppermint, eucalyptus and cloves. Planting lemongrass close to entryways and passage ways may help repulse the annoying creepy crawlies.

How do you prepare lemongrass?

Lemongrass is too tough to eat without working it beforehand. It can be minced or cut up finely. To mince, simply smash with the back of a knife.