Species Details

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Lemon grass   

Common Name: Lemon grass
Scientific Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Local Name: Kaasinjee
Dhivehi Name: ކާސިންޖީ
Plantae  (Kingdom)
Tracheophyta  (Plylum)
Magnoliopsida  (Class)
Poales  (Order)
Poaceae  (Family)
Cymbopogon   (Genus)

Lemon grass's description

Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a tropical plant native to Maritime Southeast Asia and introduced to many tropical regions. Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) is part of the grass family, Poaceae. They contain simple, bluish-green leaves with entire margins and are linear in shape. The blades tend to be 18–36 inches long. Like other grasses, the leaves also have parallel venation.

Lemon grass's facts

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  • The leaves of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) have been used in traditional medicine and are often found in herbal supplements and teas arond the world.

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.