I can get it by the pound, finely shredded and frozen, from an Asian market. Besides adding a wonderful flavor to soups, what are some every day uses and benefits? I keep seeing mention of it being a good source of Vitamin C, but according to CRON-O-Meter, there doesn't seem to be much in a Tbsp of raw lemongrass.
asked byNemesis (11157)
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on December 26, 2011
at 08:59 PM
Mmmm.. it's very rich in "citral" - also found in lemon peel. It's supposed to aid in digestion, muscle cramps and spasms, headaches, fever. Also it has antibacterial/antifungal properties.
This is actually a pretty good link that if you scroll down it gives the measurements for tea, compresses and such.
Here, from my herb book:
Lemongrass is antifungal, antibacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory. It helps to relieve digestive ailments and fluid retention, helps the body regenerate connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, improves circulation and promotes lymph flow. It???s also used to treat bladder infections, varicose veins, promote mental alertness and clarity, sinus and respiratory ailments
And the nutrient value + RDA percentage
Folates 75 mcg 19% Niacin 1.101 mg 7% Pyridoxine 0.080 mg 6% Riboflavin 0.135 mg 10.5% Thiamin 0.065 mg 5.5% Vitamin A 6 mg 1% Vitamin C 2.6 mg 4%
Sodium 6 mg 1% Potassium 723 mg 15%
Calcium 65 mg 6.5% Copper 0.266 mg 29% Iron 8.17 mg 102% Magnesium 60 mg 15% Manganese 5.244 mg 228% Selenium 0.7 mcg 1% Zinc 2.23 mg 20%