The whole plant can be
used: the leaves as well as the bulbous stem (or bulb) close
to the ground. The bulbs are the primary commercial portion of the
When you add lemon grass leaf into phyto-greens juicing, you
use just about 50% section of one leaf which looks like a 'long grass'.
The pungent chlorophyll from just a 50% portion of
the leave is sufficent unless you wish for a more 'overwhelming' taste.
The bulbous stem is that
part of the herb which is used in many Indo-Chinese recipes, especially
in Thailand. Here is some
on this herb from a