Lemongrass is used in traditional Indian medicine in the treatment of infectious diseases and to bring down fever. Both humans and animals benefit from its use as an insect repellent. It is a disgestive stimulant and is often used to flavor food. Lemongrass is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for poultry, fish and seafood. It is often used as a tea in African and
Latino-American countries. It is also sometimes bruised and added whole as this releases the aromatic oils from the juice sacs in the stalk. It is used both as a medical herb and in perfumes.
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