Lemon grass's Relationship with Humans
Lemongrass is used in cooking and is abundant in the Philippines and Indonesia where it is known as tanglad or sereh. Its fragrant leaves are traditionally used in cooking, particularly for lechon and roasted chicken. The dried leaves can also be brewed into a tea, either alone or as a flavoring in other teas, imparting a flavor reminiscent of lemon juice but with a mild sweetness without significant sourness or tartness and is use for the essential oils.
Lemongras is used inn traditional medicine and is used as ornamental grass for herb gardens, borders, along walkways or for containers.