The narrow, ribbon like, leafy fragrant stalks grow in clumps. The leaves swell slightly at the base to form a fleshy stolon. The sweet-sour lemony flavor of the leaves add zest to teas and marinade. The fleshy stolon is used in curries, fish dishes and Thai cooking. Medicinal.
Grass. H:1m W:0.8m. 12cm, 17cm.
In the garden
• Perennial, Grass, Deciduous, Frost Sensitive,
• A clump-forming grass. The leaves swell slightly at the base to form a fleshy, edible stem,
• Plant it in a protected area in the garden.
•± 1.5m; Spread: ±80 cm.
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil,
• Pick fresh leaves and stems throughout the year.
Use Lemon Grass leaves and stems with:
• Chicken, Fish, Pork,
• Asian dishes,
• Curries, Soups, Marinades,
• Whole pieces of stem can be used for flavouring dishes and then removed before serving,
• Infuse for a refreshing tea.
• Uplifting, lemon - citronella fragrance.
• Use in Potpoutti and Herbal sachets.
• Add a strong infusion to bathwater.
Lemon Grass may be beneficial in the following cases:
• Stress: strengthens the adrenal system, which is weakened by stress.
• Topical for ringworm, lice, athlete's foot, scabies.
• Gently strengthens the immune system.
• Minor feverish conditions.
Musculo / Skeletal System
• Topical for arthritis.
Preparation and dosage:
• Infuse a tablespoon of fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10-15 minutes,
• Drink up to 3 cups per day,.