Lemon verbena

Common Name

Standardized: West Indian lemongrass
Other: lemongrass, fever grass

Botanical Name

Cymbopogon citratus (DC. ex Nees) Stapf
Plant Family: Poaceae


Andropogon citratus


With its lemony scent and hint of rose aroma, lemongrass is an essential ingredient in Thai and Indonesian cooking. Lemongrass grows wild in Indonesia, Indochina, and tropical Australia, and has been cultivated in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka as a culinary herb and in India as a beneficial herb for thousands of years. It was considered by Paracelsus to be his favorite and most revered herb.

Parts Used

The lower portion of the stalk.

Typical Preparations

Universally used within tea blends for its flavor and aroma. Rarely seen in encapsulations or extracts, but equally as effective.

1 teaspoon of lemongrass powder equals one stalk of fresh lemongrass. Dried whole or cut lemongrass should be soaked for two hours in warm water before used in cooking.

Lemongrass Benefits

  • Cancer Fighting
  • Vision
  • Detox
  • Nervous System
  • Weight Loss
  • Fever
  • Skin
  • Digestive System.
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Infection
  • Cholesterol
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Insect Repellent
  • Antioxidant


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This herb is sold by the ounce

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