Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus). Out of the 50+ varieties of lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus is 1 of the 2 categorized by the US FDA as safe for human consumption, including its distillates, essential oil and hydrosol. See the list here.

Lemongrass

Herb and foul odor removal

marinate pastry batter

Neutralizes disulfides and amines that causes the unpleasant smell in seafoods, pork, chicken, ducks, beef, etc.
Kills microbes that causes spoilage and rancidity.

 

To see more studies on lemongrass' antimicrobial, antibiofilm, natural preservative functions, inhibition of MRSA (antibiotic-resistant Staph), eradication of microbes, antimicrobial of muti-drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, antifungal (Aspergillus spp), anti-viral (Hepatitis A and C) etc. click on 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Add 1-toothpick dip to 1L marinate or pastry batter.
Add 1-toothpick dip to 1L soup 20 seconds prior to removing fire.

 

Dipping sauce

tom yum dipping sauce

 

Add 1-toothpick -tip- dip to a dipping sauce

Disclaimer: images are from the net.

 

Sources

In vitro antimicrobial properties of plant essential oils thymus vulgaris, cymbopogon citratus and laurus nobilis against five important foodborne pathogens. Millezi A, Caixeta DA, Rossoni DG, Cardoso MDG, Piccoli RH. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment., Campinas, 32(1): 167-172, jan.-mar. 2012.

Anribacterial activity of essential oil of cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) against clinical isolates of multidrug-resistant acinetobacter baumannii : a preliminary in-vitro study. Aparna S., Beena Antony, Salma K., Rama NK. Intl J of App Bio and Phar Tech., India, ISSN 0976-4550 , mar. 2015.

Bactericidal activities of plant essential oils and some of their isolated constituents against campylobacter jejuni, escherichia coli, listeria monocytogenes, and salmonella enterica. Friedman M, Henika PR, Mandrell RE. J of Food Protection, Vol. 65, No. 10, Pages 1545– 1560, 2002.

The potential application of syzygium aromaticum and cymbopogon citratus essential oils as natural preservatives of beef patties. Siewe FB, Mbougueng PD, Tatsadjieu LN, Noumo TN, Mbofung CMF. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 6, 374-385, 2015.

Antimicrobial effect of clove and lemongrass oils against planktonic cells and biofilms of sstaphylococcus aureus. S. Chamdit, P. Siripermpool. Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 39 (2), 28-36, 2012.

Inhibition of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by essential oils. Sue Chao, Gary Young, Craig Oberg, Karen Nakaoka. Flavour Fragr. J. 23: 444–449, 2008.

Antimicrobial activity of lemongrass (cymbopogon citratus) oil against microbes of environmental, clinical and food origin. Bhoj Raj Singh, Vidya Singh, Raj Karan Singh, N. Ebiben, International Research of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (ISSN 2251-0176) Vol. 1(9) pp. 228-236, December 2011.

Antifungal activity of volatiles from lemongrass (cymbopogon citratus) and peppermint (mentha piperita) oils against some respiratory pathogenic species of aspergillus. Sulaiman Ali Al YYousef. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci 2(6): 261-272, 2013.

Evaluation of antimicrobial potential of field distilled and water-soluble essential oils of cymbopogon flexuosus. Adinarayana G, Rahul G, Ravi Kiran S, Syamsundar KV, Rajeswaea Rao BR., J of Pharmacognosy, col 3 issu 2 pp 142-146, 2012.

Pharmaceutical and therapeutic potentials of essential oils and their individual volatile constituents : a review. Amr Edris. Phytotherapy research DOI 10.1002 / ptr 2072, 2007.