Lemongrass is a tender perennial grass, which is native to India, but also cultivated in other tropical areas, particularly Brazil, Sri Lanka and parts of central Africa. After harvesting, grass is finely chopped to facilitate the extraction of the essential oil by steam distillation.
Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as a medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries.
Cymbopogon flexuosus is a fast-growing and lemon-scented grass, which may reach a height of 1 m. It has unusual, dark-green foliage and also produces seeds.
The main chemical component of lemongrass oil is citral.
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- Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus
- Origin: India
- Crop Season: July – November
- Plant/part used: Grass/leaves
- Method of extraction: Steam Distillation
- TSCA CAS: 8007-02-1
- EINECS CAS: 84649-81-0
- EINECS: 289-752-0
- INCI Name: Cymbopogon schoenanthus oil
- Appearance: Pale yellow to yellow brown mobile liquid
- Organoleptic Properties: Lemon, green, citral, floral, linalool and citrus-like
- Density: 0.852 – 0.905
- Refractive index: 1.483 -1.489
- Optical rotation: -4° to + 1°
- Chemical constituents: Citral, Geranyl acetate, Limonene, Linalool
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