Saturday, September 22, 2012

DIY lemongrass

A couple of weeks ago I bought some stalks of lemongrass from the local Asian greengrocer.
After soaking in water for 2 weeks, the bulbs sprouted roots.
I then planted them in a large pot in the back yard.
Lemongrass is a delicious & essential ingredient in Asian cusine.
The leaves have a distinctive astringent lemon taste.
Lemongrass has many health benefits and healing properties.
It contains many compounds, oils, minerals and vitamins that are known to have anti-oxidant and disease-preventing properties.
The primary chemical component in lemongrass is citral which has strong anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Lemongrass is regarded as having beneficial effects in regards to: coughs cold & sore throats, anxiety, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, colitis, digestion, rough dry & scaly skin, acne, constipation, kidney detoxification, & insomnia.

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