Lemon Grass Cut
COMMON NAME: Lemon Grass
OTHER NAME: Bhutika, West Indian Lemon grass.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf.
PLANT FAMILY: Poaceae
SYNONYMS: Andropogon citratus DC.
OVERVIEW: Cultivated as a culinary herb and for medicinal use.
INTRODUCTION: Tall, perennial herb. Leaves arising in dense fascicles from short, oblique rhizomes, glaucous green, rough along margins. Flowers in decompounds, spatheate panicles, 30-60 cm long, nodding. Inflorescence in many-branched panicles without stalks. All parts of the grass are lemon-flavoured.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: The essential oil of lemon grass (0.2 to 0.5%) consists mainly of citral. The herb also contains cymbopogone, cymbopogonol myrcene, nerol, limonene, linalool and beta-caryophyllene.
PARTS USED: Dried whole Leaf.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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