Lemongrass is a perennial herb of the genus Lemongrass (Cymbopogon), family of Cereals (Gramíneae).
Contains essential oil (major component - citral and myrcene, limonene, geraniol, linalool, citronellol, farnesol, citronellal, furfural and others), vitamin B, ascorbic acid.
Provides antiseptic, healing and fungicidal properties, and more is a natural antidepressant.
Brew it in a composition with general tonic herbal mixtures or separately as tea in the following proportion: 4-5 g. of dry leaf to 100 ml. of boiling water. Drink it after a quick brew slowly increasing the exposure. Holds up to 4-5 brews. When brewing in a mug, thermos or teapot the recommended proportion is: 1 g. of dry leaf per 100 ml. of boiling water.
The drink has clear, greenish-yellow color with bright ginger-citrus aroma and a light, buttery, slightly spicy taste with subtle sourness.
Lemongrass is an integral part of Asian and Caribbean cuisine.