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  Cymbopogon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lemon grass is widely used as a herb in Asian (particularly Thai, Lao, Khmer and Vietnamese) and Caribbean cooking.
Lemon grass is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries it is also suitable for poultry, fish, and seafood.
The East-Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) is native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand while the West-Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) is assumed to have its origins in Malaysia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lemon_grass   (246 words)

 Herbs: Lemon Grass
Until recently, lemon grass, or Takrai as it is known in Thailand, was primarily grown in India, Indonesia, and South East Asia.
Lemon grass is also used as the basis of a popular drink in the tropics, and as a tea.
Being a native of the tropics, lemon grass prefers a sandy soil and plenty of moisture.
www.sallys-place.com /food/columns/gilbert/lemon_grass.htm   (1176 words)

 Herbs Lemon Grass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lemon grass is a perennial, aromatic, tall grass with rhizomes and densely tufted fibrous roots.
Lemon grass is useful in strengthening the functions of stomach and promoting its action.
Lemon grass oil mixed with twice its bulk of coconut oil is a stimulating ointment for rheumatism, lumbago, neuralgia, sprains and other painful affections.
www.indiangyan.com /books/therapybooks/Herbs_That_Heal/lemon_grass.shtml   (355 words)

 Lemon Grass
Lemon grass can be easily grown in any frost-free area, or in a planter to bring indoors in winter; it is not particular about soil as long as it gets plenty of moisture.
Instead, lemon grass is bulbous and spreads outward in a clump as it is established, and the clump remains manageable as you pull out the outer stalks and use them in your cooking.
In soups, lemon grass serves as a stock ingredient to flavor the broth; the tough pieces are not meant to be chewed and eaten.
www.thaifoodandtravel.com /ingredients/lemongrass.html   (1857 words)

 lemon grass
Lemon grass is a long thick grass with leaves at the top and a solid portion several inches long at the root end.
Lemon grass features in Indonesian, Malaysian, Sri Lankan and Indian cooking and is widely used in savoury dishes and meat, poultry, seafood and vegetable curries.
Lemon grass is a perennial tufted grass with long, sharp-edged blades.
www.theepicentre.com /Spices/lemongrs.html   (394 words)

 eng\Lemon Grass
It is a perennial, aromatic, tall grass with rhizomes and densely tufted fibrous roots.
It was suggested that the protection against chemical-induced carcinogenesis of lemon grass may be due to increment of the activities of detoxification enzymes such as GST, UDP-GT and QR in the liver and intestines.
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a native of India, is widely used in Thai and Vietnamese.
www.puralibre.com /html/eng_lemon_grass.html   (1812 words)

 Article By Pankaj Oudhia
Lemon grass is not a native to Chhattisgarh.
Among natives, the Lemon tea is popular as just to become refresh and to change the taste, but during my ethnobotanical surveys in different parts of Chhattisgarh, I have noted that the healers use this herbal tea as medicine to treat many diseases.
As mentioned earlier, Lemon grass is not a native to Chhattisgarh, many governmental departments are planting and spreading this introduced species in natural forests in the name of generating employment opportunities and hence, ignoring the fact that this intentional spread will make this useful herb, a problematic weed in Chhattisgarh.
botanical.com /site/column_poudhia/120_lemongrass.html   (2004 words)

 lemon grass oil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Grass of the Andes, an oat grass, the Arrhenatherum avenaceum of Europe.
Grass land, land kept in grass and not tilled.
Grass oil, a fragrant essential volatile oil, obtained in India from grasses of the genus Andropogon, etc.; -- used in perfumery under the name of citronella, ginger grass oil, lemon grass oil, essence of verbena etc. Grass owl (Zo["o]l.), a South African owl ({Strix Capensis).
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 Asia Food Glossary Page
If lemon grass is not available, it is quite acceptable to substitute 2 or 3 strips of thinly peeled lemon zest (no pith) for a stalk of lemon grass.
If you grow lemon grass yourself or someone offers you some from their clump, take care when handling as the edges of the leaves are razor sharp and even brushing past can cause almost invisible lacerations to exposed areas of skin.
This is a procedure recommended even when grinding lemon grass with other ingredients into a paste, because unless sliced crossways the fine, strong fibres will survive blending and make their undesirable presence felt in the finished dish.
www.asiafood.org /glossary_2.cfm?word=lemon_grass&wordid=3279&startno=1&endno=25&list=2   (656 words)

 Herbal Lemon Grass Tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Herbal lemon grass tea is rather new to the herbal tea world.
This herb received its name "lemon grass", as the flavor tastes like a perfumy lemon and the plant itself resembles a piece of long bladed grass.
Lemon grass in Herbal Lemon Grass Tea is high in vitamin C and essential oils.
www.coffeeonline.cc /872-herbal-lemon-grass-tea.html   (241 words)

 Cookbook - Lemon Grass - English version
Lemon grass is from the sedge family and is grown commercially throughout Asia and here in the US (Florida mostly).
Lemon grass is one of the most distinct flavours in Thai and Vietnamese cooking, and adds a lemony flavour to curries and stir-fries, as well as the classic Thai soup, Tom Ka Gai.
The pleasant aroma of lemon grass is never dominating; it can be substituted by lemon balm (though it is, of course, not the same), but not by lime fruits, kaffir lime leaves or lemon myrtle, which are much more dominant.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/Jungle/7004/angol_receptek/LemonGrass.html   (662 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Lemon Grass
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a native of India, is widely used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking.
Lemon grass is a perennial, which means once you plant it, the grass comes back year after year.
Lemon grass is also used commercially as the lemon scent in many products including soaps, perfumes and candles.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /lemongrass.htm   (973 words)

 Utah City Guide Restaurant Review
And Lemon Grass, owned by Chaisomboon and his partner, Thai-born Nisakorn Sukhawisit, is a nice addition to the city's family of ethnic eateries.
The Lemon Grass menu offers a generous selection of traditional dishes, from curries and fried noodles to banana fritters with green tea ice cream, and some that have been adapted to American tastes, like a curry dish with salmon.
At Lemon Grass, squid is served without the tentacles, with a sweet chili sauce for dipping.
www.utahcityguide.com /reviews/lemongrass.asp   (1098 words)

 Lemon Grass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Until recently, lemon grass was primarily grown in India, Indonesia and South East Asia but with the increasing popularity of Thai cuisine it is now grown in Florida and California as well.
Lemon grass is sensitive to cold so it is often grown in pots that may be brought inside when necessary.
Lemon grass is used commercially in soaps, sachets and perfumes.
sarasota.extension.ufl.edu /FCS/FlaFoodFare/LemnGras.htm   (732 words)

 Lemon Grass
Although many of you will not consider Lemon Grass to be a tropical herb, it most certainly is. This plant is indigenous to India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia, although it is grown worldwide.
Lemon Grass is imparts a lemony flavor that is an indespensable ingredient in both Caribbean and Southeast Asian cuisines.
I also use the oils of lemon grass in vinegars that I wish to impart a lemon flavor to, and also as an ingredient in lemon scented potpourri.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/tropicals_and_exotics/23820   (453 words)

 Nation's Restaurant News: Once an exotic herb, lemon grass now adds a citric flavor to many menu items   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Though dried lemon grass is available and can be used successfully in an infusion, it does not have the depth of flavor of the fresh product, and should be a last resort.
The citric quality of lemon grass makes it suitable for both savory and sweet dishes, and chefs are making liberal use of it in both ways, often in broths.
Lemon grass and lobster are featured at the new Lotus, also in New York City, where sauteed lobster and artichoke are steeped in lemon grass-mint broth.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3190/is_32_34/ai_64344355   (740 words)

 Lemon Herb Uses, Plants and Growing Tips - Lemon Verbena, Lemon Grass East Indian, and Lemon Balm - No Thyme Productions
Don't be aghast and think that your lemon verbena is dead as it will lose all it's leaves in the winter and look quite dead but hope springs eternal and it is very reliable about returning in the spring.
Lemon verbena is my favorite lemon for just lemon flavoring in deserts tea etc. Lemon grass has a very complex taste, great for Asian cooking.
Although Lemon Verbena can be trained into a topiary it is not exactly stunning if left to it's own devises but it is a must for any serious cook or herb fancier.
www.nothyme.com /herbs/lemonherbs.cfm   (493 words)

 infos about: growing lemon grass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I am aware of people growing lemon grass in the cooler parts of Tucson, so there are really no worries of freezing in Phoenix.
Lemon grass, also know as Takrai, is popular in Thai and Vietnamese cooking.
Lemon Ornamental Grasses Cymbopogon citratus - Thai Lemon Ornamental...
www.tecno-consult-wehr.de /growing_lemon_grass.html   (327 words)

 Cooking with lemon grass
Lemon grass is essential in Thai and Vietnamese cooking and is used to flavor curries, soups and many other dishes.
We have seen number of Asian cookbooks that encourage you to slice the stem very thinly crosswise "so that there are no long fibers to spoil the finished dish." And maybe their lemon grass is so much fresher and more tender than what is available to us that it works.
Lemon grass can be pounded into a paste and used for marinades and in stir-fry dishes, but even here you really should grind it to death in a mortar and pestle rather than using a food processor or other cutter in which some of the fibers can survive.
www.ochef.com /70.htm   (232 words)

 Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Lemon Grass—A Very Versatile Herb
Lemon grass is a tropical perennial, native to southern India, but cultivated outdoors in practically all tropical regions.
Bring chicken broth to a boil in saucepan, then add galanga, lemon grass, and lime leaves.Add coconut milk, chicken, fish sauce, and sugar.Simmer about four minutes, or until chicken is cooked.Place lime juice and chili paste in serving bowl, then pour soup into bowl.Garnish with cilantro and crushed chili peppers.Serves 4.
Lemon grass is cultivated commercially for its essential oil, which is used to scent soaps, detergents, and air fresheners, and from which constituent compounds are isolated and used in turn to produce commercial vitamin A and an artificial violet perfume.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/kitchen/1999sp_lemongrass.html   (1223 words)

 New York Daily News - Food - Stalk of the town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lemon grass, that is. These tall tropical stalks, once considered so exotic you had to buy them at an Asian market, now can be found in greengrocers and even a few supermarkets around town.
With a more subtle flavor than lemons, and a pleasing floral scent, lemon grass is especially popular in Thai and Vietnamese cookery.
While lemon grass typically is used in savory dishes, it's also wonderful in desserts like the cheesecake served at Vento.
www.nydailynews.com /city_life/food/story/294532p-252140c.html   (672 words)

 About Lemon Grass Restaurant in New Orleans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lemon Grass' kitchen, under chef Minh Bui and chef de cuisine Cynthia Vu Tran, produces a menu blending traditional Vietnamese ingredients with classic French technique and a bounty of foodstuffs from the rich waters and soil of South Louisiana.
But chef Minh Bui's Lemon Grass Cafe is such a hit that he's opening a second place, Lemon Grass Restaurant, in the French Quarter." We invite you to experience Lemon Grass when you're in New Orleans.
The Architectural Philosophy of Lemon Grass is one of beauty and balance, Feng Shui.
www.lemongrassrest.com /about.htm   (239 words)

 TRIBUTE TEA - Lemon Grass
The name and flavor of lemon grass come from its high citral content and sweet lemony flavor that's irresistable hot or iced.
Lemon Grass is best prepared in a teapot or covered steeping cup using 1-2 teaspoons of herb per serving.
Lemon Grass may be resteeped several times by gradually increasing the infusion time.
www.tributetea.com /herbs_lemon_grass.asp   (133 words)

 Lemon Grass scented candles: handmade botanical candles
Lemon Grass scented candles are admired for their beauty with artfully arranged objects and captivating through their long and lingering unique fragrances.
Lemon Grass scented candles are made with a lead-free cotton wick and beeswax blend.
Lemon Grass would like to remind you to check back frequently because we are always adding new fragrances and products to our handmade soap and scented candle collection.
www.lemongrasssoap.com   (463 words)

 Spices at Penzeys Spices Lemon Grass
A key seasoning ingredient for the foods of Southeast Asia, lemon grass is also used, but to a lesser extent, in India and China.
If possible, use fresh lemon grass, because much flavor is lost in the drying process.
Lemon grass can be thrown into soups and sauces or ground with other spices to make the traditional Thai-style curry paste.
www.penzeys.com /cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyslemongrass.html   (93 words)

 Spice Pages: Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus/flexuosus, Lemongrass)
Citral is a mixture of two stereoisomeric monterpene aldehydes; in lemon grass oil, the trans isomer geranial (40 to 62%) dominates over the cis isomer neral (25 to 38%).
Lemon grass was used for beer brewing (see gale) and preparation of spiced wines.
Lemon grass is also used for Vietnamese curries, see rice paddy herb.
www.uni-graz.at /~katzer/engl/Cymb_cit.html   (1052 words)

 Cymbopogon Citratus - Lemon grass.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lemon grass is an aromatic tropical grass with clumped, bulbous stems that ultimately become leaf blades.
Lemon grass is in the same grass family as citronella and palmarosa; it has a lemon flavor.
Lemon grass oil is a yellow - or amber liquid that is antiseptic; it can be used to treat athlete's foot (tinea pedia).
www.tropilab.com /lemon-gras.html   (187 words)

 Lemon Grass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In China Lemon Grass is used for colds, fevers, headaches, stomach problems, abdominal cramps, and arthritis.
Lemon grass is a close kin to citronella and has many of the the same insect repelling properties.
You can have 1-4 cups of Lemon Grass tea a day and place the strained herb directly on the infected area as a poultice.
www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com /lemon_grass.htm   (322 words)

 B&T: Lemon Grass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Inhibitory effects of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf) on formation of azoxymethane-induced DNA adducts and aberrant crypt foci in the rat colon.
We examined inhibitory effects of the lemon grass extract on the formation of azoxymethane (AOM)-induced DNA adducts and aberrant crypt foci (ACF) in the rat colon.
The results suggest that the lemon grass extract inhibits the release of activated aglycon, methylazoxymethanol, and decreases the DNA adducts and ACF formation in the rat colon.
www.birtandtang.com /herbfinder/lemongrass.htm   (496 words)

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