Lemongrass is a potent lemon-citrus herb. Common as a seasoning in Asian cuisine, it also works great as a tea. Lemongrass tea is thought to be a home remedy for certain conditions and lemongrass essential oil has many homoeopathic benefits as well. Here’s how to grow lemongrass.
You can also use lemongrass in soups, stews and stuffings. It has a fresh lemony scent and a light flavour without the tart bite of the lemon fruit. Lemongrass teas has become a very popular drink. This herb has a slight, fresh lemony flavor. Lemongrass has long, slender grayish-green leaves and a fibrous base.
The oil of lemongrass is used in many perfumes, soaps and body lotions. The plant has been shown to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Cymbopogon (lemongrass) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is tall perennial grass. Lemongrass is native to India and tropical Asia.
It is widely used as a herb in Asian cuisine. It has a subtle citrus flavour and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. Research shows that lemongrass oil has antifungal properties.
Despite its ability to repel insects, its oil is commonly used as a “lure” to attract honey bees.