Today’s spice is 「Lemongrass」


The origin of lemon grass is tropical Asia. Pale purple flowers are blooming plants, the parts used as spices are leaves and stems. Lemongrass has a strong aroma, it is also used as an essential oil as an odor eliminator.

Well, although it’s efficacy,

  • Taste: pungent,bitter
  • Function: cooling
  • Work: diuretic,diaphoretic
  • VIPAKA (taste after digestion): pungent
  • VPK analysis: decrease Kapha and Pitta

As the name suggests, lemon grass has a refreshing scent and flavor like lemon.
It is often taken as a herbal tea. The lemon grass tea at the shop in Singapore airport was delicious, and it came to Lemongrass.
In cooking, yes! There are many people who are in Thai cuisine Tom Yum Kyung, there are many people who dislike the unique flavor, but there are many people that taste which can not be said is habit. I am one of the addictions.

I am also planning to make lemon grass chai either ^^♪