|LEMONGRASS, calming herb!|
Lemongrass is said to help with anxiety, epilepsy, fungal & yeast infections.
It was used to scent baths in ancent Rome. In Southeast Asia, it's most commonly used as a paste in curries and the leaves are tied and dropped into hot soup and water to make tea. The leaves are discarded before eating.
Although the whole plant has a beautiful aroma, only the lower part is tender enough to eat. Cut to thin round pieces it is added to savory salads and stirfry dishes.
Lemongrass pairs well with : Corriander/Cillantro, Chili, Onion, Garlic, Galangal & Coconut !
These days you can find Lemongrass cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, lotions, candles as well.
It is very easy to grow, just buy a healthy stock even from a supermarket and plant it in good soil in a pot and when it seems to be rooting you can plant it outside.
HAPPY SPRING 2012 !