The fresh, light, lemony flavor and scent of lemongrass is a staple in many ethnic cuisines, including Thai, Vietnamese and Caribbean. It's also used in hair and skin care products and for scenting perfumes and room sprays.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Directions: To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus (DC. ex Nees) Stapf