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Lemon Grass
Lemon grass plant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Andropogoninae
Genus: Cymbopogon

Cymbopogon (lemongrass) is a tall perennial plant. Usual names are lemon grass, lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass,cha de Dartigalongue, fever grass, Hierba Luisa or Gavati Chahaand many others.


Lemongrass is native to the Philippines. It is used as a herb. It has a citrus taste and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh.

Lemongrass is used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also used for poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. It is often used as a tea in African countries such as Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Latin American countries such as Mexico.

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