Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Components: A tall tropical grass native to Asia, this fragrant plant contains citral, a compound that is also found in lemon peel.
Overview: Lemongrass has been used as a culinary and medicinal herb for thousands of years. It contains beneficial phytochemicals and nutrients that boost the immune system and promote overall wellness. Lemongrass essential oil is an effective mosquito deterrent.
Uses: The dried herb is often added to tea blends and is widely used in cooking, particularly in Thai and Indonesian cuisines.