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Lemongrass is a tropical herb grown worldwide for its flavor and medicinal properties. With more than 55 varieties, lemongrass is native to Sri Lanka and South India. The plant has a strong citrus flavor and floral aroma, often accented by tastes of ginger and mint.
Lemongrass grows in hot, sunny environments in grassy clumps that can reach heights of 5 feet. Harvest begins when the plant reaches 12 inches tall, and the base is a half-inch wide. You can use lemongrass both as an edible herb or as ornamental grass to accent any garden—plant lemongrass outdoors in the spring after the last chance of frost. In colder climates, you can root lemongrass, grow it indoors, and transfer it outside during the spring.
Lemongrass is usually used in teas, sauces, or soups and is a signature ingredient in certain dishes. Lemongrass's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a natural herbal pain reliever that can also combat bloating. The medicinal properties of lemongrass promote its use to relieve anxiety and lower cholesterol.
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FAQs about lemongrass
Lemongrass contains medicinal properties that make it an herbal remedy and aromatherapy agent. Additionally, you can use lemongrass for the following applications:
- Relieve pain.
- Improve oral health and freshen breath.
- Boost the production of red blood cells.
- Relieve bloating.
- Prevent infections.
- Lower cholesterol.
- Relieve anxiety.
Yes, it is! You can grow lemongrass indoors or out, depending on the season and the climate. Lemongrass likes well-drained soil in a hot environment. During the spring, you can plant lemongrass outdoors after the last frost. You can grow it indoors during the winter in a location with plenty of sun exposure—transfer plants outside in the spring. Use caution when harvesting lemongrass since the stalks can be sharp to the touch.
Yes, but keep in mind that substitutions won't replicate all the qualities of fresh lemongrass. If you don't have fresh lemongrass on hand, you can substitute lemon or lime juice in a pinch or use powdered lemongrass in a recipe. Remember that a teaspoon of powdered lemongrass is equal to one stalk.
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