Lemongrass, Cymbopogon Citratus
Grows in dense clumps, with a thick base that is easy to propagate. Its leaves are bright green with sharp edges similar to that of grass and can grow to about 3 feet tall. It grows well in a tropical climate that get a lot of rain and has sandy rich soils. It is native to Southern part of India and Sri Lanka. This herb popular ingredients in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Indonesia cuisine. A common beverage in Peru and various other parts of South America as a tea and is even made into a soda.
- Lemongrass is used for treating digestive problems. It will help vomiting, spasms, and stomach aches.
- Lemongrass can be used for fever, coughs, cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs.
- Lemongrass oil is used for muscle pain and body aches.
- The primary chemical component in lemongrass herb is Citral which has strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties.