A tall, perennial plant, LEMONGRASS has a subtle citrus flavor and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries, as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. If you have ever experienced cooking with the herb, the Essential Oil rivals the herb with its amazing punch of flavor.
In addition to its unique flavor, LEMONGRASS Essential Oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems. It’s also purifying and toning to the skin and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. LEMONGRASS is also an ideal oil to use in massage therapy.
• Diffuse to heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook. It blends well with Cardamom, Spearmint, and Basil Essential Oils.
• Combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and Lemongrass Oil for a massage after a hard workout.
• To naturally repel insects, dilute the oil, then rub or spritz on skin before going outside.
• Take internally diluted in a capsule to support healthy digestion.
• Add one drop LEMONGRASS to your favorite curry recipes. It is often used with Ginger, Lime, or Black Pepper Essential Oil.
• Add to chicken bone broth to add a citrus, smoky flavor.
VIETNAMESE LEMONGRASS MARINADE RECIPE
• 1/4 c. minced Shallots
• 1 drop LEMONGRASS Essential Oil
• 1 drop Lime Essential Oil
• 1 drop Ginger Essential Oil
• 3 Garlic cloves, minced
• dash of freshly ground Black Pepper
• 2 tsp. Sea Salt
• 1 tbsp. Red Boat Fish Sauce
• 1 tsp. Raw Honey
• 8 Chicken Thighs, bone-in
Mix all ingredients to create marinade. Rub into chicken thighs and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (up to 24 hours). Bake at 400' for 40–45 minutes, flipping half way through. Serve with lime wedges and a simple salad.
QUESTION – WHAT TYPE OF DISH WOULD YOU MOST LIKELY USE LEMONGRASS IN: CURRIES, TEAS, SOUPS, POULTRY, BEEF, OR SEAFOOD?