Health benefits of lemongrass
Lemongrass is a herb used in Thai cookery in addition to other Asian cuisines. The plant itself is a long branch with a turquoise-green hue at the end, and exhibiting a bolder colour towards the top. It is sturdy, tough and fibrous. Particularly in Thai cuisine, lemongrass is used to to add a dose of citrus fragrance to dishes such as Tom Yum Soup and a diverse range of Curry Pastes. Its sour jazz is obtained either through slicing thinly or by being pounded in a pestle and mortar to extract the fruitful flavours buried deep within the body of the herb. Aside from providing a gentle yet flavourful kick to many dishes, Lemongrass can also have a potent on many aspects of your health. Here are just a few:
Cell Renewal: Abundant in antioxidants, Lemongrass assists with the cleansing of blood and stimulates regeneration of cells as well as supporting DNA synthesis.
Detox: Lemongrass plays a fundamental role in aiding the cleansing of toxic waste from our body due to its diuretic properties. This then allows room for maintenance of a good digestive health routine, crucial to enjoyment of eating.
Sleep: Facilitating the relaxation of muscles and nerves, Lemongrass has been known to calm our body down in prep for a long night of deep and restoring sleep.
Aromatherapy: Not only only is Lemongrass good for consumption, but it contains essential oils and has antiseptic properties that are translated into various skincare products to rejuvenate our minds and souls.
We are fortunate to be able to find Lemongrass all over the world these days, notably in Asian grocery stores. Start using this special herb today and you will feel the benefits instantly. Prepare it by chopping off the tough top and bottom ends, and peel off the outer thick fibrous tissue. Then slice or pound as you wish.