VIETNAMESE STYLE LEMONGRASS PASTE
The paste we can keep in refrigerator for 1 month and can be used in different recipes. Lemongrass chicken dish is quite famous in Vietnamese restaurants.
- 10 stalks of lemongrass if it is small like I pictured or 4 to 5 if you take big stalks
- 1 ½ inch ginger
- 8 nos of garlic pods
- 18 nos of dry red chilly-according to your tolerance
- 1/3 cup of cooking oil
- Remove the outer part of lemongrass stalk if it is dry and dirty and all together above stated except cooking oil. Add some amount of water during grinding
- In a cooking pot bring the paste to boil and reduce the water content.
- Add cooking oil , stir well and reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the paste become a kind of crunchy as shown in picture.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS
Anti-Cancer : Citral Can Kill Cancer Cell
Doctors and reseachers have discovered that 1 gram of lemongrass contains enough Citral to prompt cancer cells to commit suicide! Citral has been shown to cause apoptosis (self destruct) in cancer cells.
A recent study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institue of the department of Science and Technology (DOST) claims that every 100 grams of edible lemon grass, when boiled can contain up to 24.205 micrograms of beta-carotene the powerful anti-oxidant that scientist believe can help prevent cancer.
Lemongrass helps to clean the kidney, liver, pancreas, digestive tract, bladder etc and removes unwanted toxic substances through the urine.
Reduce Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Being a detoxifier, lemongrass contains citral that removes excess cholesterol, uric acid, toxins and fats from the body. This stimulates blood circulation throughout the body. Drinking a glass of Citralife lemongrass herbal tea everyday helps to reduce blood pressure.
It helps in throwing away the toxic substances from the body and is the ideal cleanser for the pancreas, liver, colon, bladder and kidney. It is easy on the stomach and aids in proper digestion.
Help to Cope with Stress
Hypertensive patients are given daily dose of lemon grass concoction as it helps to maintain their blood pressure levels and keeps them calm and cool. This refreshing drink raises the resistance levels in our body.
Arthritis, Gout and Sprains
Lemongrass are ideal for people suffering from arthritis problems. Patients suffering from ailments like bone related problems and osteoarthritis are highly benefited by using lemongrass.
Fever, Flu and Cold
This lemongrass has amazing medicinal properties and is used since ages. As this grass helps to get rid of fever, it is also know as fever grass.