The first thought that pops into my head when I think about Lemongrass is a cup of hot chai on a lazy Saturday afternoon. 4 o’clock tea is a veritable ritual in every Parsi household, perhaps not replete with cucumber sandwiches, but it is certainly accompanied by a healthy dose of snacks!.. is certainly accompanied by a healthy dose of snacks...batasas, wafers, chicken pattice! I'm drooling already.... Ah, that hot sweet tea; strong, sweet, milky, and infused with fresh Lemongrass stalks and crushed mint! Nothing says home like that cup of tea! It’s a ritual I’ve attempted to reinstate at the start of my day instead of 4pm as the caffeine affects me greatly these days!
Most people only know lemongrass as that odd looking ingredient in their grocery store that looks like a combination of grass and a wood stick. Often used in Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Caribbean cooking for its lemony flavor and aroma, it’s essential oil also provides many health benefits and smells similar to lemon with a sweet and earthy undertone.
Lemongrass has historically been used to help soothe aching muscles and joints, support healthy digestion, and as flavor for cooking. It has a wonderfully uplifting and rejuvenating scent and has antiviral, antifungal and sedative properties. It supposedly stimulates psychic awareness and when used in conjunction with myrrh, promotes growth and change.
Our lemongrass soap “Rhapsody n Green” has been a huge hit and the Ginger-Lemongrass body butter has followed suite. Ginger tends to be very grounding, while the lemongrass is uplifting and rejuvenating. So the next time you want a lift, try our Lemongrass Essential oil products and whip up a cup of Bombay Chai….and yes, I keep promising to make a soap with green tea, peppermint and lemongrass and I hope to roll it out by the middle of summer…..though knowing me, it may be middle of summer in 2016!!!!