Lemongrass is used in Asian countries because of its potent lemony flavor and for the long list of nutrients that it contains. Lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and manganese. It also has minute traces of B vitamins.
Along with its culinary uses, Lemongrass has many beneficial medicinal properties. The main constituent of Lemongrass is citral, a compound that is used in the synthesis of vitamin A. Lemongrass is helpful in relieving colitis, indigestion, and gastroenteritis ailments. As a tea, Lemongrass is used to relieve sore throats, laryngitis, and bronchitis.
1 oz – $11.52
|8 oz – $59.12||16 oz – $104.00|
PART USED: Lower portion of stalk
PROPERTIES: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Diuretic, Sedative, Sudorific, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Astringent, Carminative, Galactagogue
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Digestive, Cardiovascular, Skeletal
POSSIBLE USES: arthritis pain, relief from colds and flu, cleansing programs, controlling cholesterol