Hi ya'l, ..... here's our grass that smells just like a Lemons ... (Cymbopogon C.), better known as lemongrass ..... Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass, silky heads, citronella grass, fever grass ....Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood.....Lemongrass has stiff stems which grow in the form of dense clumps. Plant can reach 2 to 4 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter,...produces small, white, creamy or green flowers.
...........Can be easy container grown........
... Fun Facts: ... .Lemongrass is often used in the cosmetic industry for the manufacture of perfumes, soaps and deodorants....the oil is used as a pesticide and a preservative. Research shows that lemongrass oil has antifungal properties.... (Despite its ability to repel insects, its oil is commonly used as a "lure" to attract honey bees) ....used for the production of citronella oil, which is used in soaps, as an insect repellent (especially mosquitoes) in insect sprays and candles, and in aromatherapy, which is famous world wide... Lemongrass can be also used instead of conventional pesticides to repel whiteflies and other pest insects from the gardens.... Lemongrass is used both as a medical herb and in perfumes, and is consumed as a tea for anxiety,insomnia, and is as a traditional herbal 'soup' used against coughs, fever, colds and nasal congestion, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antipyretic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, galactogogue, insecticidal, sedative, and anti-cancer properties. The leaves, stems and bulb of lemongrass are used in various treatments.and treatment of stress...The leaves change color from green to red during the autumn. Crushed leaves emit lemony aroma....Fresh stalks and leaf buds of lemongrass are used as condiment. They are rich source of vitamins of the B group, vitamins A and C and minerals such as potassium, zinc, calcium and iron....Lemongrass can be used fresh, dried or in the form of powder...Lemongrass can be also consumed in the form of herbal tea, bags teas, cocktails and other refreshing beverages, marinades and sauces........Vietnamese Coconut Lemongrass Chicken
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, halved and sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon kosher salt, optional
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3 pounds boneless chicken (thighs or breasts), diced
1 tablespoon minced fresh hot red chili peppers
4 stalks lemongrass, green tops removed then pale ends finely chopped*
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons fish sauce
4 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the half the onion and all the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until both begin to soften, about 7 minutes. Add the salt (if using), black pepper, sugar, chopped ginger and chicken. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar melts and the onion mixture and chicken begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
Add the remaining onion, the chili peppers, lemon grass, curry powder, soy sauce, fish sauce and coconut milk. Stir, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the chicken is no longer pink at the center, about 10 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer (adjusting the heat if necessary) until the sauce thickens and the chicken is tender, about 10 minutes more.
Serve warm garnished with coconut shavings if desired. This dish tastes even better the next day!