Cymbopogon citratus grows abundantly in very warm climates and owes its scent almost entirely to its chief constituent, citral. Lemongrass is a perennial plant that can be grown both in and outdoors, grows up to 2-4 feet tall, seldom bears seeds and is almost always propagated from the root. In addition, Lemongrass is one of the easiest plants to grow besides mint!
This fragrant plant is used in many Asian dishes for stir fry, as well as large pieces added to soup, and cut into small pieces and dried for use in teas.
Medicinal properties include Insect repellent, analgesic, antibacterial, astringent properties for use in acne formulas, anxiety specifically when headaches and nervousness are at play, relief of menstrual troubles and nausea, mild diuretic and a digestive stimulant that promotes digestion of fats.