emongrass has a fresh, light, lemony flavor and scent that is a staple in many ethnic cuisines, including Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. It's also used in hair and skin care products and for scenting perfumes and room sprays.
Lemongrass tea is perhaps the most popular use of lemongrass herb. It's delicious hot and cold, and it combines well with many other herbs in herbal tea blends.
Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus (DC. ex Nees) Stapf
Botanical Family: Poaceae
Common name: Lemongrass
Synonyms: West Indian lemongrass, fever grass, Andropogon citrates, sweet grass, citron grass, hierba de limon (Spanish)
The Plant: Lemongrass is indeed a perennial grass. It grows in large, dense clumps and has thick stems at the base that resolve into long, broad, green, aromatic leaves that taper to points.
Lemongrass is cultivated in tropical areas in Central and South America, Africa, China, Australia, the West Indies and the southern United States. Lemongrass likes full sun and moist soils, and it cannot stand frost. The plants are propagated by division of the rhizomes. Having been cultivated for centuries, the origin of the herb is unknown, as no wild plants have been found still in existence.
Lemongrass, Cut & Sifted ORGANIC
- Brand: Frontier Bulk
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus (DC. ex Nees) Stapf
Safety Info: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Directions: To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Size: 16 oz
Package: Foil Bag
Introduction Date: 1991-02-01