What are the uses of lemongrass?
The leaves and the oil are used to make medicine. Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
The large leaves may look intimidating, but they're easy to harvest and work with in the kitchen. You can eat broccoli leaves raw or you can cook them a number of ways.
Cook the glutinous rice in a rice cooker and let cool slightly. ... Lay large rectangular sections of the banana leaves on a cutting board. ... Arrange the packets in a steamer and steam over medium heat for 1 hour, replenishing with more water as needed.
How To Make Bamboo Leaf Tea
Bring 8 oz of pure water to boil. Pour over 1 bag of bamboo leaf tea or about 1 teaspoon of dried bamboo leaves in a cup. Cover with a clean cloth. Steep for at least 4-5 minutes. ... Add a little honey or stevia to sweeten, and a little lemon juice for flavor. Enjoy!.
Preparing the leaves
Soak bamboo leaves in warm water for 5 minutes. Scrub leaves thoroughly in cold water. Boil the leaves for 15 minutes until soft.
Banana leaves are not eaten, but commonly used to wrap foods which are then steamed, boiled, grilled or even baked. The leaves impart a wonderful aroma and lovely color to foods they are wrapped in..
Banana leaves are used to wrap marinated fish or meat, for grilling or sticky (glutinous) rice for boiling.
You need heat, direct or indirect, to prep the banana leaves. ... Microwave - Yes, I've done this a lot of times - I set it to one to two minutes, depending on the how many plies of leaves I need to heat. Try using 30 seconds at a time..
A few more cooking questions 📍
How do you keep pasta from getting mushy in soup?
I always keep the noodles and soup separate. Put as much noodles you want into a bowl and then pour in the soup. Homemade noodles never turn to mush. I use my mom's recipe of flour, egg, water and a dash of salt, roll the dough flat and let it dry, then parboil them for only about 10 minutes before tossing in the soup..
Can a fish bone be stuck for months?
One of the commonest foreign bodies is the fish bone. The common presenting symptoms include foreign body (FB) sensation and or a sharp pain during swallowing. But we report a rare case in which a migratory fish bone stuck in the thyroid gland was found after 3 months..
Can you get sick from shrimp veins?
You probably won't get sick from eating shrimp with veins, but the taste of veined shrimp may be slightly grittier in texture compared with shrimp that's been deveined. You likely won't fall ill from eating fully cooked shrimp sand veins, as any bacteria in them should be destroyed during the cooking process..