We've all heard of lemongrass. But what it is good for, what it is used for, how we can get all the useful substances and properties from it, we will tell you in this article.
Lemongrass can also be called a spice because it is very tasty. It can be called an herb as well as a cosmetic product. You can plant lemongrass in a pot.
This type of herb originates from Southeast Asia and India. Lemongrass has a distinct, strong aroma and sweet-sour taste. The herb can be consumed both fresh and dried, and you can dry it yourself. It can also be used as an oil. Lemongrass oil is very aromatic. Lemongrass paste is sold in a tin in stores.
If you have fresh lemongrass and you want to store it for a longer time - it can last from 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator and up to half a year in the freezer. This plant contains: water, manganese, sodium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, citronellol, geraniol, coffee, borneol.
Lemongrass leaves contain about 85% essential oils. This level of essential oil content in the plant makes it a powerful treatment for acne and oily skin.
If you are nervous and the stress has been too much, then lemongrass comes to the rescue again in the form of healthy tea.
Lemongrass tea has gained great popularity in Brazil. There are several types of lemongrass, and the type used to make tea is Cumbopogon Ambigus. Tea from the herb calms the nervous system and helps our brain function properly.
It also helps with good digestion. Lemongrass, as well as lemongrass tea helps with fatigue, headaches, it also helps to be more concentrated. It helps a lot when we feel like we are getting the flu or a cold.
The lemongrass drink is also used for severe muscle and joint pain.
And here is a recipe for how to prepare lemongrass tea yourself: Steam 2 tsp. of the herb with 500 ml of boiling water and leave it for 5-10 minutes under a lid.
The drink is then strained and drunk up to half an hour after the tea is brewed.
The tea can be drunk at any time of the day. The tea, as well as lemon grass itself, is not recommended to be consumed by people who have severe hypertension, greatly increased irritability, women who are pregnant and those who are breastfeeding.