Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is also known as Citronella. A native of the Asian tropics, Citronella grass is now cultivated in Central and South America and tropical regions of Australia as well. The leaf and oil of lemongrass are the applicable parts. The leaves are commonly used as 'lemon' flavoring in herbal teas. The essential oil from lemongrass contains geraniol, limonene, alpha-pinene, and alpha-terpineole. All of these constituents are said to have antimicrobial properties. Another constituent of lemongrass in citral.
Lemongrass is thought to have analgesic, antipyretic, and antioxidant properties as well as to stimulate menstrual flow and uterine.
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