- Lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) is an aromatic crop cultivated for its commercial essential oil. The major component of this oil is Citral. The oil is extracted from its leaves and stems by steam or hydro steam distillation. The oil is used in perfumery for giving lemony odor and pharmaceutical industries for making Vitamin-A. Lemon grass oil also treats spasmodic affections of the bowels.
It has antibacterial properties:Lemongrass is used as a natural remedy to heal wounds and help prevent infection.
It has antifungal properties:Fungi are organisms like yeast and mold
It has anti-inflammatory properties:Antioxidants help your body fight off free radicals that damage cells.
It may help prevent gastric ulcers or relieve nausea:Lemongrass is used as a folk remedy for a number of digestive problems,
ranging from stomachaches to gastric ulcer