Lemon grass – Cymbopogon citratus – Poaceae family
Lemon grass – Is an inseparable part of Asian cuisine. It adds spice and a wonderful hint of lemon. And at the same time does not acidify the food. Also known as West Indian lemongrass or simply “lemongrass”, it is native to South – East Asia, but is also abundantly grown in Africa, America and Australia.
Sometimes added to rice, poultry, fish or shrimp dishes, and in fresh form it can be added to salads and tea blends – especially when combined with green tea, it creates an excellent taste. In areas of natural occurrence, Cymbopogon citratus is highly valued for its health-promoting properties. It improves concentration, effectively helps in the treatment of flu, malaria, stomach problems and relieves symptoms of nervous diseases.