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Looks like a ball of grass. The citrus-flavored blades (leaves) can be used in tea or soup, even dried and frozen or powdered. Roots can be chopped into stir fry or made into paste. Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial insect repellent, loosens mucus, coughs, colds, sinus congestion, cramps, stress. Drink tea before bed to induce sleep.



(Cymbopogon citratus), a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Gramineae. The stems are multiple and fruticose, forming thick, strong turf. The leaves, which are linear and stiff, are pale green with a reddish tint. The inflorescence is paniculate and loose, with a few spikes. The spikelets are dichromatic. Lemongrass is cultivated in the tropics and subtropics for its essential oil. It does not appear to grow wild. In the USSR it is grown on the shores of the Black Sea. Fresh lemongrass yields an essential oil, with the fragrance of lemon (hence the name of the plant). The oil contains citral, geraniol, and other substances. It is used by the perfume and food industries; the oil also serves as a repellent against mosquitoes, tsetse flies, and other insects.

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The most prominent interaction was observed between Cymbopogon flexuosus essential oil and [Ag.
The leaf extracts of Calotropis procera and Cymbopogon citratus (100 ml) were then added separately to the warmed milk.
Fresh leaves of Hoslundia opposita, Lantana camara and Cymbopogon citrates were collected at different locations in Ado-Ekiti and Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
They cover the botany of the genus, the chemistry and biogenesis of the essential oil, harvest and post-harvest management, current and possible biotechnological studies, the trade in commercially important Cymbopogon oils, in-vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of some species, thrombolysis-accelerating activity of the essential oils, analytical methods for the oils, and the toxicology and legislation of citral from lemongrass and other natural sources.
For their sake, I hope they have a USDA inspector who know's that the grassy product in the plastic sample bag is not marijuana but a new sample of Cymbopogon Citratus, the lively lemon grass.
4 Aristida ramosa 4 Lachnagrostis filiformis 4 Chloris truncate 2 1 Themeda triandra 2 Urochloa panicoides 2 Microlaena stipoides 1 1 Hyparrhenia hirta 2 Cymbopogon refractus 2 Briza minor 1 Dichelachne micrantha 1 Lolium rigidum (A) Introduced non-native species.
2001, "Comparative antifungal activity of essential oils and constituents from three distinct genotypes of Cymbopogon spp," Current Science.
Atividade antifungica dos extratos brutos de Corymbia citriodora, Cymbopogon citratus, Ruta graveolens e Curcuma longa.
Cymbopogon refractus (lemon scented barbed wire grass) and Cyperus gracilis (slender sedge), and forbes, e.