Lemongrass

Lemongrass, an herb native to the Philippines, is widely used in Asian cuisine. It has a subtle citrus flavor with a hint of ginger, and it can be dried and powdered or used fresh. Lemongrass is very useful as a medicinal plant and a delicious food flavoring. In 2006, a research team from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel conducted in vitro studies to examine the effect of citral, a molecule found in lemongrass, on both normal and cancerous cells. The researchers found that lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) causes apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells. Health properties of lemo..

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