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

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