Known by the botanical name Cymbopogon citratus, lemongrass is a genus of about 55 species of grasses. It has citrus flavor and can be used in dried, powdered, or even used in fresh form. Lemon Grass Oil also finds usage as a pesticide and preservative.
lemongrass, lemon grass, barbed wire grass, citronella grass, silky heads, cha de Dartigalongue, Hierba Luisa or Gavati Chaha, fever grass.
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Some of the constituents of Lemongrass include essential oils (including terpineol, myrcene, citral (its most active ingredient), citronellol, geraniol and limonene, among others), alpha-pinene, beta-sitosterol, coumarin, tannin and ursolic acid.
The extract is used as an herb in Asian cuisine. Some of the common usage includes in teas, soups, curries, poultry, fish, seafood. Lemon Grass Oil is also used as pesticide and preservative especially for old manuscripts as it has anti-fungal properties.