10th AUGUST 09: LEMON GRASS
Lemon grass leave is fragrant. Dried lemon grass leave are effective to be burnt together with incense as the smoke acts as an insect repellent.
Smoke produced from lemon grass and holy basil leave have the properties to ward off mosquitoes. Therefore instead of throwing the leaves, dry and store as it acts as an insect and bacteria repellent. Lemon grass leave can also be kept in your cabinet to remove cloths moths
Include lemon grass in your daily cooking either by grinding it to a paste or cutting into thin strips. Lemon grass can also be consumed as tea. The properties from the lemon grass have the ability to reduce pitta and create equilibrium to body. By maintaining a balance, it helps maintain the effectiveness and functionality of the liver. Excess pitta can lead to dizziness, hypertension and mental disorders. Therefore try to include lemon grass in your daily diet to help control the level of pitta in your body.