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Liking Lemongrass

December 28, 2011

 

Lemongrass is a great culinary flavour with a lemony scent that  grows in many tropical climates.  It is a common ingredient in many cultures and can give a zesty lemon flavor and aroma to dishes.

In ancient medicine systems like Ayurveda it has been known to be used to

  • Detoxify the digestive organs of the body, like pancreas, liver, kidney and bladder.
  • Stimulates digestion and blood circulation in the body and hence, keeps gastric and indigestion problems at bay.
  • Making scents for soaps, perfumes and candles. The citronella component of lemongrass is also used as mosquito repellant.
  • Relieving stress and tension from the body in aromatherapy.

And Modern science again is catching up with these ancient traditions:

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