|By Lizzy Adie.
Lemongrass is an amazing super herb that has been used for hundreds of years for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Lemongrass is a green and white, grass like plant with razor like blades and it is grown across the planet in warm tropical climate. You can get fresh lemongrass stalks at various grocery stores, as well as other forms such as a dried herb or grounded lemongrass powder.
Lemongrass herb should be kept in an air tight container and placed in a dark, cool and dry place where it will keep for up to 2 years. Lemongrass imparts a distinct lemon flavor when cut or crushed due to a release of an essential oil called citral. The dried herb also releases this same flavor when steeped as a tea. Lemongrass may smell like lemon, but it is more mild and sweet in flavor. It is not sour to taste.
General Uses Of Lemongrass
Lemongrass tea relieve congestion, cough, bladder disorder, fever, stomach aches, digestive problems, headache, fever, stomach aches, diarrhea, gas, bowel spasms, vomiting, flu symptoms as a mild sedative and to promote perspiration and as a possible cholesterol lowering agent.
Lemongrass is safe for use in moderate, but should be avoided by young children, pregnant women and people with kidney or liver disease.