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Growing Herbs That Heal


I purchase lemongrass plants. It is a tender perennial and requires full sun and moderate to high water requirements.

It grows to 3-4 feet and is a tropical plant. It prefers a climate that is moist and hot but will tolerate warm and dry if it is watered regularly.

All the aerial parts may be harvested from mid- to late summer. The summer heat concentrates the oils and intensity of its flavor. I harvest the leaves with scissors.

This herb is a medicinal food helpful to the digestive tract and also has anti-inflammatory benefits.

The aerial parts can be used fresh or dried.

I love Lemongrass in tea. Try Healing House Herbs Lemongrass Tea. Wonderful!

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