Lemongrass leaves are used in cooking or for herbal teas. It imparts a mild fresh lemon flavor.
Enclose in cheese cloth or a tea bag prior to using in cooking. The leaves of the plant should not be ingested.
Lemongrass leaves are used in soups, stews, and sauces. The plant is also prepared at tea, either alone or in combination with other herbs. Lemongrass is also commonly used to season coconut milk in which chicken is poached.