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Cymbopogon citratus

Lemon grass

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Cymbopogon
Species: C. citratus
Binomial name
Cymbopogon citratus
(DC.) Stapf, 1906

Cymbopogon citratus, commonly known as lemon grass as well as oil grass , is a tropical plant from Southeast Asia which is often sold in stem form. Its leaves are used to make tea which can relieve stomach and gut problems. It can also act as an antidepressant and as a mood enhancer. Whilst it can be grown in the UK it is not hardy to frost.

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