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A frost-tender, tropical, evergreen, PERENNIAL grass that is aromatic and grows up to 1.5m.
Prefers well-drained moist soil in a full sun position. Can tolerate very alkaline soils and drought to some degree.
Fragrant leaves and the heart of young shoots are cultivated for use in cooking and teas. The leaves and essential oils are used commonly as traditional home remedies.

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The delicious lemon-like aroma of the leaves and leaf bases are used as a flavouring in curries, soups, and sauces. Lemongrass leaves make a refreshing tea.
Medicinally it is an aid to digestive ailments, arthritic pains, and used for skin conditions. It induces perspiration and is gentle enough to use for treating children’s mild feverish conditions.
It is antifungal and antibacterial. The fragrance is sought after in cosmetics and soaps.
It is used as a swarm trap to trap swarms of bees and it has the ability to repel stable fly. Grown to stabilise soil and control erosion.

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(Cymbopogon citratis)