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Lemon Grass

    

LEMON GRASS

Cymbopogan citratus

Description:

Cannot be grown from a seed; it is always propagated by division. The part used for cooking is not the stalks, but the fleshy white part of the stem.  Remove any of the grass-like blades from food before consuming, as they can be sharp and hard to swallow.

Growth:

To height of 3’

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 8-11

Uses:

Culinary, Medicinal

Suggestions:

Use in soups and stir-fries; is essential in many Asian dishes.  Can use the stalks to make tea. Used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine, particularly to relieve coughs & nasal congestion.

 

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