Botanically, lemon grass has absolutely nothing to do with lemons, as it belongs to the grass family. Nevertheless, there is a certain similarity in the fragrance that is released when the thin, reed-like perennials are rubbed or chopped.

Taste. On the one hand, the aroma has a lemony freshness kick, on the other hand, the spice is pleasantly restrained, appears warm and unfolds a floral, sweetish nuance in the finish.

Effect. Mainly the essential oils from the stem of lemongrass are known. Its antibacterial substances are used in medicine for stomach disorders, nausea and stomach ulcers. In addition, the anti-inflammatory effect of lemongrass is successfully used for cold symptoms and fever. In addition, the essential oils calm the central nervous system.

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