Luisa grass, cidr³n, reign luisa
Catalan: Maria Llu¯sa
Latin: Aloysia triphylla, citriodora Lippia
English: Herb Louise
The Luisa Grass is original of South America and very appreciated by its digestive, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitusivas, expectorant and relaxing properties.
She is very aromatic, if you want to enjoy its fragrance, you only must plant it in a sunny place, protected of the wind and to water it to the dusk at summer time, so that it gives off his intense aroma to lemon, rich in an essential oil, compound percent substances, among them the Citral, Lemon tree and the Cariofileno.
As one becomes a shrub, it generates many branches with leaves that can be collected in June, to enjoy fresh infusions and in November to keep. You only must cut its branches and to down dry them mouth in a dry place and in the shade, later you can store his leaves in hermetic boats far from the humidity.
How to prepare the infusion of Luisa Grass
Is prepared with 1 spoonful of dry plant by 30gr or water cup of. of leaves by 1litro of water. When it begins to boil, it extinguishes the fire, covers it and it leaves rests about 5 minutes.
You can take a hot cup after each food.
Benefits of the Luisa Grass
For the indigestion of the children:
Luisa with a teaspoon by water cup realises a grass infusion. It leaves rests 4 minutes, strains it. As he is sweet, beam that proves it before sweetening it with honey.
If it takings before the meals have aperitive effect and open the appetite.
For digestive upheavals, you can take a cup after each food:
- Acute dyspepsias (shyness or indigestion).
- Flatos heavy digestions and.
Sedative and tranquilizing properties:
- Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pains).
- Biliary and renal colics.
- For the anxiety, calm the nerves, reanimates to the decayed ones by its stimulating effects.
- In insomnia, you can just take it before going to sleep.
In spring, it prevents the symptoms with the spring allergy, calm the cough and helps to expel the mucosities.
Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties it fights the germs of the evil breath.
The Luisa Grass in the kitchen
Their fresh leaves are very aromatic and give off great flavor, are ideal to perfume oils and vinaigrettes.
The dry leaves combine with plates of grazes, to marinate fish and prescriptions where they emphasize the white meats.
In confectioner's they heighten the flavor of sponge cakes, cakes, magdalenas¦
In perfume shop also it is used by his essential oil wealth with floral notes that refresh and stimulate.