Known as a aromatic healer, Lemongrass is an herb which belongs to the grass family of Poeceae. With a distinct lemon flavor and citrus aroma, this tall, perennial grass is native to India and also grows in the tropical regions of Asia. Its course, linear leaves grow in thick bunches, emerging from a strong base.
Lemongrass is in extensive demand across Southeast Asia, Africa and the American continents, due its antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
Lemongrass is packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, B and C, potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and magnesium. Studies have shown that Lemongrass also helps maintaining optimum cholesterol levels, and it's effective in treating type 2 diabetes, cancer and obesity. Due to its levels of detoxification, Lemongrass can even combat anxiety and fatigue, as well as body odor. Void of harmful cholesterol and fats, Lemongrass proves to be a healthy boosting of nutrients essential to the body.
Country of Origin: India
Lemongrass is a key essential oil in aromatherapy. Its revitalizing aroma can refresh the body, while reviving the mind and soul. This oil possesses natural astringent and toning qualities which help in stimulating blood circulation and tones up the dermal tissues. It also helps in tightening, uplifting and firming lethargic or sagging skin. These astringent properties also makes Lemongrass a amazing skin tonic and can effectively cleanse oily and acne-prone skin and minimize the pores.