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 c/s, 1/4lb
Lemongrass is an ornamental perennial grass native to Asia, where it is used extensively as a culinary herb.
Also called Citronella Grass and Barbed Wire Grass, lemongrass is prepared as tea and used to add citrus flavor to soups, stews, vegetables, fish and poultry.