Lemongrass

 

I use lemongrass essential oil, and I often see lemongrass at my local, Asian supermarket – but I’ve never known what to do with it. This article, on The Chalkboard Mag, provides information on the health properties of lemongrass, and gives a few ideas on how to use it.

This superfood might just be nature’s cure-all for colds, fevers, headaches, muscle pain – even cramps!

What you need to know: A staple ingredient of Asian fare, lemongrass is far more than just a subtle citrus flavor that’s added to soups, curries, and teas. Lemongrass is a widely used medicinal herb, known for its antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It is a tall, perennial grass, which is native to the tropical regions of Asia as well as India, and which is also utilized as a natural pesticide and preservative. Lemongrass contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are thought to relieve pain, reduce a fever, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, lower cholesterol and fight nasal congestion.

Read the article on TheChalkBoardMag.com for Why you should use it and How to use it.

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