Enjoying my homemade Lemongrass drink. Healthy and soothing ~.~
Lemongrass aroma is easily can be found in Thai food and drink. That’s why lemongrass drink idea also came from Thailand. It’s full of benefits in disguise. I think we call it “Preventive Medicine” as well. It grows easily almost everywhere, even on dry soil. You may even found it on the road side sometimes. Lemongrass has been used to help in recovery fever, flu, cramps, flatulence and arthritic pain as well as aid digestion especially in children. Its citral makes fresh lemon scent and repent insects. Researchers have found that 1000mg intake of citral reduces or prevents chances of cancer cell growing and helps conquer depression.
As an insect repellent, it’s cheap and 100% natural. No chemical-added. You may rest-assured that there is no chemical residue harming the kids at home if you make it by yourself. Just crush it and rub it on your skin to annoy the insects or bugs. The other way, you may slice it into small pieces and put some in a hot water on an aroma therapy burner. The other thing that I’m going to try is to cut it into pieces, put it on a plate (plastic plate or you can use glass plate if you want to have a better appearance), and then display it on side table or coffee table. It creates nice aroma and sweep away bad aroma at home.
Some Asian like to use lemongrass in the dishes such as curry, fish soup, seafood soup like tom yum soup, or even stir-fry dishes. Besides these, it’s giving a citral aroma in the food and it’s believed that lemongrass could help in fighting cancer. This is the easiest way of consuming lemongrass if you think that you are too busy with works. Wash and cut about 4 stalks of lemongrass, put it on a deep saucepan with about 3-4 litres of water and 1 or 2 pandan leaves to enhance the aroma. Bring it to simmer for about 15 minutes and then switch off the fire. Some sugar to taste or even honey. Let it cool down, scoop away the lemongrass and pandan leaves and keep it in the fridge. You may drink it when it’s cold or re-warm it again if you want it warm. Just like what i’m doing here.
There are many other benefits of Lemongrass for our health so start it from this drink!!!