Originating in India, Lemongrass is commonly found in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Lemongrass has an intense lemon aroma that has a variety of culinary applications. The flavour of Lemongrass combines perfectly with garlic, ginger, coriander and chilli peppers and is an excellent way of adding aroma to sweet and sour sauces and soups.
Lemongrass is also ideal for adding a touch of balsamic flavour to vegetables, salads and marinades.
Lemongrass is used externally as a treatment for rheumatic pains, lumbago, neuralgia and sprains.
In traditional medicine, Lemongrass is used to treat gastrointestinal problems and as a natural remedy for the reduction of anxiety.