Lemongrass is a tropical plant native to South and Southeast Asia, the botanical name is Cymbopogon citratus. Lemongrass is a versatile herb with a wonderfully refreshing lemony flavour and medically beneficial properties. Easy to grow and tasty, healthful to add your diet, as well as natural mosquito repellent plant.
Lemongrass Caring Tips :
Light : Lemongrass requires full sun and warm weather to thrive, give them 6-8 hours of sun for optimal exposure. If plant starts looking dry and withered, move them to more shaded location.
Soil : It needs fertile soil that drains well, such as potting soil or loam mixed with compost (2 parts soil, 1 part compost). Mud soils hold a lot of dampness to be well suited for lemongrass.
Water : Watering requirements depend on where the plant location – full sunlight and no shade means the grass will dry out quickly, do not allow to dry out, .water regularly during dry, hot weather mist your grass.
Lemongrass – A Natural Mosquito Repellent :
Lemon scent is very closely related to citronella, the plant whose essential oils are widely used for mosquito repelling candles and sprays. Simply growing the plant in your garden will cause mosquitoes to avoid the plant.
Health Benefits :
It has rich source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2,B3,B5,B6 and C along with a host of minerals like calcium, potassium, copper, iron and zinc. It also a significant source of antioxidants, antifungal and antimicrobial compounds.
- Lemongrass removes harmful toxic wastes.
- Maintains healthy cholesterol levels and reduces fever.
- It cures stomach disorders and controls obesity.
- Relieves pain caused by rheumatism.
- Strengthens immune system.
- It fights cancer.
- Effective antiseptic agent.