Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) 1oz

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Lemongrass is a perennial grass that grows in clumps and produces long, slender stems. As a native and cultivated crop of northern India, lemongrass is a popular culinary herb in Asian cuisine and used to add lemony flavor to soups, stews, curries and vegetable and rice dishes. Lemongrass has many other uses, however, not the least of which is to make an excellent tea. The herb is also used in perfumery and to make various cosmetics, including soaps, lotions and creams. Lemongrass is also blended with resins and other herbs for use as incense and is added to potpourri mixtures. Due to the presence of certain volatile oils in the leaf, lemongrass is also used as a natural insect repellent.

Lemongrass is a staple in Asian cuisine to add lemony flavor to curries, soups and stews. In southern India, lemongrass is made into a traditional tea known as chukku kaapi, the name for which translates to “dried ginger coffee.”

Lemongrass is also combined with other herbs in tea blends and can also be tinctured or used to make syrup.

Common Uses:

cosmetic Use to produce soaps, lotions and other topical preparations.
culinary Add to soups, rice dishes and braised foods.
aromatic Use to make tinctures and infusions for use in perfumery.
industrial Lemongrass is widely used on the food, cosmetic, spa and fragrance industries.
safety Citronellol in lemongrass may cause allergic skin reactions in some people.

1oz Dried, chopped Lemongrass