• Used to treat digestive problems, can promote appetite before a meal and soothe the stomach afterwards.
• Use as a mild sedative to help you get a good night’s sleep.
• Has astringent properties to help cleanse oily skin and hair.
• Is a cousin to citronella, the oil of Lemongrass can be used as a spray to keep bugs away.
• Promotes digestion of fats.
For culinary uses: substitute one tablespoon of dried lemongrass herb for every stalk of fresh. Because it is tough, make sure you remove the spent leaves before serving. Or you can soak dried whole lemon grass for two hours in warm water before using in cooking. You can put the leaves into muslin cloth to make removing easier.
Take care to store lemon grass away from other foods and spices, as they make pick up its aroma.
Medicinal application in excessive doses should be avoided while pregnant.
Orrs’ Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.