Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), a stalky plant with long, thin leaves, is one of the largely cultivated medicinal plants for its essential oils in parts of Asia, Africa and America. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavor. It is a common ingredient in soups, curries, laksa, and tomyam. One of the most popular ways to enjoy lemongrass is in tea.
Lemongrass contains 1-2% of essential oil on dry basis. One of the main constituents of the many different species of lemongrass (genus Cymbopogon) is citral. Lemongrass oil has been found to contain up to 75-85% citral. Lemongrass is also used as a folk remedy to promote sleep, relieve pain, boost immunity and also as bug repellent.
- Natural & Concentrate
- Natural Flavour/Colour
- High Antioxidants
- Refreshing and Calming
- Relieve Pain
- Promote Healthy Digestion
Ginger Lemongrass Iced Tea
In a jar, add the tea bags to the hot boiling water. Let it cool. In a small pot, make the Syrup by adding 3 teaspoon lemongrass extract liquid and ginger to the water. Heat on medium heat until the water reduces to about 1/2 cup. Turn off the heat and set aside. Add the Syrup to the iced tea, followed by the lemon slices and ice. Stir well and serve cold.
Tom Yum Soup
In a pot, bring 3 cups of water to boil. Then add a big handful of shrimp/prawn heads. Boil the prawn shells in water for approx 15 min. Add 3 teaspoon lemongrass extract liquid, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, bird’s eye chilies, mushrooms to the shrimp stock and bring it to boil. Add in the shrimp and fish sauce. Lastly, add the lime juice. Boil until the shrimps are cooked, dish out and serve hot.