Lemon Grass

Indonesian: sera
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • (unranked): Angiosperm
  • (unranked): Monocots
  • Order: Poales
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Genus: Cymbopogon
  • Species: C. citratus
  • It has miniscule spikes on the leaves
  • Smells nice
  • This plant Grows everwhere, even places you dont want it to grow

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Plant Overview

Lemongrass is native to india and south east asia. It is commonly used in tea, soups and curries. It is also rarely used for fish beef and seafood. The oil is used for bug repellent and candles. attracting hived bees attention and can be dried and powdered or used fresh and it is also used in perfumes and soap. Lemongrass also has medicinal uses and is supposed to help with relieving cough, nasal congestion, stomachache, high blood pressure, pain, achy joints, fever and to kill germs. Lemongrass oil is put on the ancient palm leaf manuscript to stop them from rotting.

Taken From Wikipedia

Cymbopogon, commonly known as lemongrass is a genus of about 45 species of grasses, (of which the type species is Cymbopogon citratus, a natural and soft tea anxiolytic[citation needed]) native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is a tall perennial grass. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, cha de Dartigalongue, fever grass, tanglad, hierba Luisa, or gavati chaha, amongst many others.

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