Family: N.O. Graminaceae
Plant Portion: The rhizome, or underground stem
Extraction Method: Most common is steam distilled
Origin: Found on all continents except Anarctica
Description: Also known as Twitch-grass, scotch quelch.
Quick-grass, dog-grass and triticum repens. Acommon appearing
grass that has become known for it has a slender, creeping rhizome,
or underground stem. It vegetates very quickly and is almost
impossible to extirpate once is has become established.
Color: The plant color is yellow with a green hue. The
plant flowers as a light purple flower.
Historical Uses: Lemongrass's primary use over the years
has been as a diuretic demulcent. commonly used in cystitis
and the treatment of catarrhal diseases of the bladder. It gives
relief to cases of gravel by palliating irritation of the urinary
tract. The diuretic component is owed to the sugar content.
about a 7% portion in boiling water is recommended.
Note: Top to Middle
History: Found on every continent except Antarctica,
the Europeans put is to good and early use a a cattle feed.
In Italy it was harvested in the wild and taken to market. The
roots have a somewhat sweet taste similar to licorice.
Mixes with:bay, aloe,bergamot,
chamomile, citronella, clarysage, eucalyptus,geranium, jasmine,
lavender, mandarin, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, thyme, rosemary,
rosewood, ylang ylang