Ginger Grass’ Natural Help

I, once heard, my aunt talking about this apparently ‘magical’ oil that had done her some good when she was in great distress and could not find a god solution for her problem of deprivation of natural antiseptics in the area where she used to reside initially…I got to know it was ginger grass oil that she was talking about.

Ginger Grass oil is extracted from the fragrant ginger grass plant. It is a perennial plant that grows up to a maximum height of 9 feet. Ginger grass is indigenous to India and is found growing in Madagascar, Brazil and a few other parts of Asia. This herbaceous plant has long slender stems and terminal flowering tops. Ginger grass plant is a member of the Poaceae plant family to which lemon grass, meadow grass and centipede grass belongs to. The leaves or the grass of this plant is green, fresh and unique with its special aroma. This relative of lemongrass is found growing in Maharashtra, India on a large scale. Ginger grass has spicy earth notes that make its presence significant in certain Ayurvedic and herbal formulations.

Ginger Grass essential oil has a strong green scent with a peppery and lemony touch. This oil is extracted from Ginger grass either through steam distillation method or water distillation method. The special aroma of this oil can be defined as grassy, sharp, woody, peppery, lemony and fatty sweet. Ginger grass essential oil blends well with Rosewood oil, Sandalwood oil, Cedarwood oil, Cananga oil, Geranium oil and few other floral essential oils.

Ginger grass can be grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas. The major chemical components of this oil are limonene, perillyl alcohol, myrcene and trans-p-m entha-2,8-dien-1-ol. This oil has many properties namely –

  • Tonic
  • Analgesic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • anti-inflammatory
  • bactericidal
  • antidepressant, aphrodisiac and expectorant properties.

Ginger grass essential oil has been proved effective in promoting blood circulation, blood flow and the circulatory system. This oil has calmative properties that help in reducing stress and relaxing the mind. It opens up sinus passages, reduces stress, and uplifts the mood. Acne, nervous exhaustion, mood fluctuations, sore throat, viral infections, vaginitis, intestinal infections, urethritis, headaches, allergies and sinus congestion are treated with the spicy powers of this natural oil. Blocked nasal passages, problematic breathing passages are also cleared with the help of this oil. With its aphrodisiac properties,

Alright, these are our reference links…

  1. Gingergrass by AL
  2. Gingergrass Oil by ehow
  3. Gingergrass by HD

Cooking Lessons With Ginger Grass

You know this Ginger is the most extensively used spice all over the world…And so is its by-products…namely…Ginger Grass…and Ginger Grass Oil….

Ginger is an erect plant with thickened…fleshy and aromatic rhizomes….Used in different forms as a food…flavouring and spice….Ginger’s rhizomes contain a 1-2% volatile oil…Ginger’s therapeutic uses are as a

  • Carminative
  • Anti nauseant
  • Anti flatulence agent

Be sure to clip pieces of the ginger grass to use for cooking or to brew tea…You can do this at any point…so while you’re waiting for your ginger root to grow…use that tasty ginger grass! For tea…steep the leaves in boiling water for five minutes…When using it for cooking…slice it thinly and only cook it briefly…like at the very end of your stir fry…The flavour of the grass is like very mild ginger with a hint of lemon…so it pairs well with almost anything…

You know the most famous continental dishes it is used in are…

  • In the classic dish of (Gai Phat Khing) stir fried chicken and fresh ginger
  • Another favourite dish of the Thais is (Khao Man Gai) Steam chicken and ginger sauce
  • For a fish dish there is (Pla Nung Daw jio Gap Khing) Steamed fish with ginger
  • Ginger is also sliced up and used in Thai salads

Telling you about the oil…Ginger grass Essential Oil has a sharp…green…peppery aroma with lemon undertones….It is used in perfumes and blends especially well with rose or rose scented oils….Ginger grass Oil is used in skin care preparations to reduce

  • Scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Dermatitis

Ginger grass Essential Oil is used primarily for circulation and stress reduction….It calms and soothes so good in bath therapy or massage…Energetically it sets the mood of being happy and doing nothing….Ginger grass oil is a euphoric….Ginger grass is often distilled with palmarosa which many think helps the quality of the ginger grass…but lessens the quality of palmarosa…Grasses are very important to the planet…They act much like the hair on our body…Seeds from grass produce cereals and various flours…food for animals…both green and dried (hay)…roofing and mat materials…medicine and scented oils for perfumes….

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Ginger Grass by Aromatherapy Library
  2. Ginger Grass Oil by bpb
  3. Ginger Grass by Ginger Herb

Beef Cooked In Healthiest Oil – Ginger Grass Oil

Okay now this blog I have planned to make a little off-the-basic-boring-track…of simply making you aware of the amazing qualities of Ginger Grass oil…instead…this time…with this blog..I’ll give you an exotic recipe of a comparatively healthy beef!

Okay I know the last two words are madly oxymoronic…but you too will jump at its taste when you make the beef in the manner I will be telling you…in the healthiest possible fashion..using the healthiest edible oil…Ginger Grass…So…bring in your pen and paper…Here I go…

Perfect Healthy Beef Recipe…

Before any ado…Please remember you have to marinate the beef 2hr-up to overnight

  • 8 ounces filet mignon…cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 Tb plus 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic…divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tb vegetable oil
  • 2 Tb diced yellow onions
  • 1 Tb oyster sauce
  • 1/2 bunch watercress or your choice of greens…washed and dried
  • 1/8 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 green onions…chopped

Garnish it with….

  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

1) In a flat shallow container (I used a ziploc bag) toss the beef with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the minced garlic…the fish sauce…soy sauce and sugar…Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours…or up to overnight….

2) Prepare your dressing and set aside…

3) Heat a large sauté pan or wok over high heat and add the oil….Add the beef and sear gently on all sides (we like ours rare…but feel free to sear until browned if that’s what you prefer) then remove and drain on paper towels…

4) Add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic and diced onions and sauté for 30 seconds…until aromatic….

5) Return the beef to the pan and add the oyster sauce…shaking the pan to distribute the flavors…then remove from the heat….

6) Assemble your salad…In a medium bowl…toss your greens with the red onions if using and a tablespoon or so of the dressing (enough to just coat the greens and adjust according to your taste)….Arrange the salad on a plate and top with the cooked beef…Garnish with the chopped green onions…serve immediately with rice and sliced avocadoes….

Mark my word…You’ll drool over the taste…

Okay now…Have a look at our references…

  1. Ginger Grass Oil by templeofthai.com
  2. Ginger Grass Oil by Chinese Food
  3. Ginger Grass Oil by Wild Things