Lemongrass is native to India. It is widely used as an herb in Asian cuisine. It has a citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh.
I fell in love with Lemongrass while traveling South East Asia. It is usually combined with so many other ingredients, but this ice cream is purely Lemongrass. It’s bright and delightful. It also pairs well with many other flavors to create exciting combinations.
It is often used as a tea in African counties such as Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Latin American countries such as Mexico.
Lemon grass is also known as Gavati Chaha (गवती चहा) in the Marathi language (Gavat=grass; Chaha=tea), and is used as an addition to tea, and in preparations like ‘kasha,’ which is a traditional herbal ‘soup’ used against coughs, colds, etc. It has medicinal properties and is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine. It is supposed to help with relieving cough and nasal congestion.