Lemongrass is a herb with a lemony scent. The culinary herb is produced from the stalk of the lemongrass plant. This plant grows in many tropical climates, most notably in Southeast Asia. Lemongrass is a plant. The leaves and the oil are used to make medicine. Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.
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Lemongrass is native to the tropical countries of India, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. It grows upright in dense bunches and thrives in moist, warm climates with well-drained, loose, dry, loam soils.
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The lemongrass herb has stalks that are fibrous and smell much like lemons. In essential oil, the scent is fresh and light with a hint of lemon. Lemongrass can be found in subtropical and tropical areas, where it thrives on fertile, well-drained, sandy, and loamy soil that is exposed to direct sunlight. Lemongrass tea is generally a safe and healthy herbal drink. Animal and laboratory research has shown that lemongrass has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties. Lemongrass may also help protect your stomach lining and improve your lipid profile.
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Here are a few Health Benefits of using Lemongrass in our Daily Cooking.
- Lemongrass has pain- killer properties and is useful in a number of ways.
- It helps cure respiratory diseases & can protect liver from damage.
- It has anti-fungal properties as well, can help reduce diarrhoea.
- Lemongrass promotes in detoxification of our body in a number of ways.
- It Is a great immunity booster and also helps treat fever.
- Lemongrass is good for our skin and bone health as well.
- It can be helpful to us since it helps prevent anaemia and also lowers cholesterol.
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Here are a few of my favorite Recipes with Lemongrass:
Recipe-1] LEMONGRASS & ASPARAGUS SOUP
Recipe-2] LEMONGRASS TEMPERED FRIED RICE
Recipe- 3] LEMONGRASS FLAVORED GREEN VEG CURRY
Recipe- 4] PAN FRIED LEMONGRASS FISH FILLETS
Recipe-5] LEMONGRASS PISTACHIO PUDDING
Recipe-6] LEMONGRASS INFUSED HERBAL TEA
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.