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Cymbopogon Citratus


Known as lemongrass, is a tropical plant that is widely used in culinary and medicinal applications. Lemongrass is a perennial grass with tufted stems that can grow up to 6 feet tall and has leaves that are linear, green, and have a strong citrus aroma. 
Cymbopogon Citratus


Lemongrass, West Indian lemon grass or simply lemongrass




Lemongrass is an astringent, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, expectorant, and anervine relaxant.


Lemongrass has many benefits including alleviating indigestion, bloating, gas, reduces stress, relieve pain and discomfort and supports the immune system.


    Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is associated with many health benefits that are attributed to its rich composition of compounds including antioxidants which contribute to overall immune system support and protect the body from oxidative stress. It can also address fungal infections, including nail fungus, due to its compounds such as citral, that are known for their antimicrobial properties. Lemongrass also contains anti-inflammatory properties that help with supporting joint health and can help alleviate indigestion, bloating, and gas due to its carminative properties.  


    Cymbopogoncitratus, (lemongrass) is used in various ways, including culinary, medicinal, and other everyday applications. Due to its lemony flavor and aroma, it is used in soups, curries, stew, and marinades. However, when used medicinally, it can be consumed in the form of a tea, alcohol-based tincture, or infused in oils. Lemongrass is also used topically for various skin conditions and to help with pain relief. Lastly, lemongrass is commonly used in aromatherapy for its uplifting and stress-relieving properties. 


    Lemongrass has a long history of use in culinary but also in traditional medicine, dating back for centuries. Native to Southeast Asia, lemongrass was used historically to treat digestive issues, respiratory conditions, and consumed as a general tonic. Lemongrass also has natural insect-repellent properties that has led to its use in products such as candles and sprays to deter mosquitoes. Today, it is a popular component in wellness trends and lemongrass-infused teas, beverages, and culinary creations are enjoyed globally. 

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