Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus, is a perennial grass in the family Poaceae grown for its fragrant leaves and stalks which are famously used in Asian cuisine. Native to India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma and Thailand, it thrives under tropical conditions and matures to a height of around 3 feet. Here at Indigo Herbs we are delighted to offer Lemongrass Essential Oil and Lemongrass Leaf Tea, two wonderful ways to enjoy the many benefits of this fragrant, refreshing herb.
The essential oil that is extracted from this wonderfully fresh, zesty grass has been used for millennia as a folk remedy for various conditions. Its main constituents include; limonene, myrcene, citronellal, nerol, geraniol, neral and citral, which are known for their antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and insecticidal properties.