Lemongrass very pretty! Sounds like a song or a folk singers group. Lemongrass is the name of many restaurants throughout Asia and conjures up a good feeling about this natural herb. Lemongrass smells good, has a host of health benefits, adds flavor to your fish and chicken dishes, makes a great tonic drink, and a wonderful herbal tea.
Lemon grass is an essential ingredient in Thai and Indonesian cooking. Lemon grass grows wild in Indonesia, Indochina, and tropical Australia, and has been cultivated in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka as a culinary herb and in India as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. It was considered by Paracelsus to be a cure-all and was his favorite and most revered herb. Traditional Chinese medicine has used it to relieve headaches and abdominal pain. Traditional Brazilian medicine makes great use of lemongrass as a sedative, an analgesic, and to relieve spasms and muscle cramps.
As a medicinal herb, lemon grass is mildly diuretic and a stimulant tonic. The herb promotes digestion of fats, and in Ayurvedic medicine a preparation of lemon grass with pepper has been used for relief of menstrual troubles and nausea. The herb stimulates perspiration, cooling the body in summer and lowering fevers any time of year. Lemon grass is well-known a mild insect repellent (citronella) and the essential oil is used in perfumery. A study in 1988 found significant antimicrobial activity in fighting several human pathogens such as E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus. It has also been used externally for treatment of lice, ringworm, and scabies
So there you have it! Lemongrass is easy to grow and makes a great addition to your herb garden. How cool is that to pick the lower stems, boil them in a pot, strain the lemongrass and pour into a cup for your morning tea. Just add honey! What a great way to start the day by using one of natures gifts from the gods.
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QUOTE:”Tea and Water give each other life,” the Professor was saying. “The tea is still alive. This tea has tea and water vitality,” he added, “…Afterwards, the taste still happens… It rises like velvet… It is a performance.”
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THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:Herbal tea has been imbibed nearly as long as written history extends. Also known as a tisane or herbal infusion, an herbal tea is simply the combination of boiling water and dried fruit, flower or herb…made from anything other than the leaves of the tea bush. The English word “tisane” originated from the Greek word “ptisane”, a drink made from pearl barley.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: The opposite of save is not to save! Why not give a ten stock lemongrass gift to all of your best friends and relatives. Tis the season to be giving. Everybody should be giving. Give first then receive. That’s the way to celebrate the best season of the year. Happy Holidays from Zentraveler
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Drink several cups of lemongrass tea for a tonic and healthy natural drink.
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