What is the plant – Lemongrass is a tender perennial grass in the Cymbopogon genus. Lemongrass is a tropical plant growing up to 3-8 feet tall, with a soft fountain of fragrant foliage. With a tangy lemony scent and flavor, lemongrass is widely used in Indian, Thai and Vietnamese cooking as well as medicine.
How to grow the plant – Lemongrass is an herb used in the kitchen for its citrus flavor and scent. It’s native to the tropics, so it does require some protection from the cold. Besides that, it is fairly easy to grow.
Scientific benefits – Lemongrass might help prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast. Lemongrass also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, and have antioxidant properties.
Granny’s tips & tricks – drinking lemongrass tea regularly helps in Digestion. & Regulates High Blood Pressure. Heals Cold and Flu. Relieves menstrual pain.
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Some fun facts – Lemongrass has stiff stems which grow in the form of dense clumps, produces bluish green, thin, blade-like leaves with drooping, pointed tips.