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Moringa with Lemongrass boost your body

Moringa with Lemongrass boost your body.

Moringa with Lemongrass boost your body.

Organic Lemongrass Farm at Cambodia

The freshness of Organic lemongrass mixed with dried Moringa leaves has a delicious fresh tea.
Excellent to use after a night out or with a sickly cold feeling.
The combination of these two excellent products gives a boost to your body.

Both Organic Lemongrass and Moringa are available throughout the year.
Available as Tea, powder and tablets and fresh but fresh limited shelf life.

Knowing more ? Mail us, we can also make a customer-made mix.

What you would like to know about Lemongrass read here:

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Fresh Organic Lemongrass

Refreshing, citrus-scented lemongrass imparts a unique flavor to the recipes. It’s rough, tufted stems and leaf buds are among the most sought-after herbal parts employed in an array of cuisine all over South and East Asian regions so also in Cambodia.

Botanically, this herb belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus. The herb is one of the popular ingredients used in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia and as far as African and American continents for its culinary and medicinal purposes.

Scientific name: Zingiber officinale.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) grows in dense clumps that emerge from the tough bulbous base with a spread of about one meter width and about three feet in height. Its bright green leaves with sharp edges feature in appearance similar to that of grass. It flourishes in fertile, well-draining sandy soils under tropical climates receiving torrential rains.

Several cultivars of Cymbopogon based upon their origin, culinary, and oil properties grew around the world at commercial levels. East-Indian lemongrass (C. citratus) is an important culinary herb used extensively in the cooking in many East Asian countries. The Indian or Malabar lemongrass (C. flexuosus), on the contrary, employed predominantly in the perfume industry due to its limited myrcene content.

Health benefits of lemongrass

  • Lemongrass herb has numerous health benefiting essential oils, chemicals, minerals and vitamins that are known to have anti-oxidant and disease preventing properties.
  • The herb carries 99 calories per 100 g but contains no cholesterol.
  • The chief chemical component in lemongrass herb is citral or lemonal, an aldehyde responsible for its unique lemon Citral also has strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
  • Additionally, its herb parts also carry other essential oils such as myrcene, citronellol, methyl heptanone, di pentene, geraniol, limonene, geranyl acetate, nerol, These compounds are known to have counter-irritant, rubefacient, insecticidal, antifungal and anti-septic properties.
  • Its leaves and stems are very good in folate (100 g leaves and stem provide about 75 µg or 19% of RDA). Folates play a vital role in cell division and DNA synthesis. When given during the peri-conception period, they can help prevent neural tube defects in the baby.
  • Its herb parts are also rich in many invaluable essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
  • Furthermore, fresh herb contains small amounts of anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A.

Lemon grass herb, whether fresh or dried, is a rich source of minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

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Nutrients facts Moringa-LemonGrass

Lemongrass features in many East Asian cuisines. Fresh chopped stems, leaf buds as well as dried or ground herb parts used in cooking.

The herb imparts distinctive lemon flavor when cut or crushed due to the release of essential oil citral. Before eating discard tough stems and fibers as they are unchewable.

Here are some serving tips:

  • Lemongrass is one of popular ingredient in many cuisines since its delicate flavor combines well with fish, seafood, meat, and poultry.
  • It widely used in soups, stir-fries, marinades, curries, etc., in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.
  • Tom yum is a favorite soup name in Thailand. The soup made of fresh lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers. Tom yum is usually added with shrimp, prawns, fish, poultry or mushrooms.
  • Lemon grass tea is a very refreshing beverage.
  • Its fine buds and stems used as a garnish in salads.
  • Ground dried lemongrass powder Mixed or not with Moringa Powder, used instead of raw stalks in marinades.

This herb is also as flavoring base in pickles.

Medicinal uses of lemongrass

  • Pharmacologically, citral compound has been used in the commercial production of vitamin-A.
  • Lemongrass is one of the favored herbs used in herbal teas.
  • It is also helpful in relieving colitis, indigestion, and gastro-enteritis ailments.
  • Lemongrass oil when used in aromatherapies revitalizes the body and helps relieve symptoms of a headache, body ache, nervous exhaustion, and stress-related conditions.
  • Its infusions often employed to help relieve infections such as sore throats, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc.

Lemongrass oil is used in massage therapy as a muscle and skin-toner. (Medical disclaimer).

Safety profile:
Lemongrass oil can cause skin irritation in some individuals when used in perfumes, cosmetics and as a massage oil. (Medical disclaimer).

Further Resources:
USDA National Nutrient data base.

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Organic Moringa-Lemongrass Tablets

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