Category: Herbs

Lemon grass or citronella, is a tall grass-like ingredient commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking. The lower stalks and bulbs of the plant have a fresh, clean, lemony scent that is sometimes also added to teas, marinades, curries, and broths.

In addition to its use as a flavoring agent, lemongrass and lemongrass essential oil are also used for medicinal purposes.

Lemongrass can help with a variety of common ailments, like anxiety, common colds, fever, inflammation, and insomnia. When taken orally, lemongrass is often used to calm stomach discomfort and other gastrointestinal issues, including cramps and vomiting. Lemongrass tea is known to treat stomach ailments, indigestion, and gastric ulcers by protecting the stomach lining.