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Lemongrass Oil

Rs.500.00 Rs.450.00

Quantity:- 100 ml

Lemongrass essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation of dried lemongrass. Lemongrass is known by the scientific names Cymbopogon Citratus or Andropogon Citratus. The main constituents of its essential oil are Myrcene, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Nerol, Geraniol, Neral, Limonene and Citral. As the name implies, lemongrass smells just like lemons, but it is milder, sweeter, and far less sour. This grass is used in countless beverages (including tea), desserts and other forms of culinary creations as a flavoring agent, where fresh lemon is not available or is not to be used because of its more potent flavor. It is widely used in Chinese and Thai recipes. It grows and spreads very fast like any other grass and fetches a good price in the market, which makes it a profitable and common item in organic and mainstream markets.

DESCRIPTION
Known by the botanical name Cymbopogon citratus, lemongrass is a genus of about 55 species of grasses. It has citrus flavor and can be used in dried, powdered, or even used in fresh form. Lemon Grass Oil also finds usage as a pesticide and preservative.

COMMON NAMES
lemongrass, lemon grass, barbed wire grass, citronella grass, silky heads, cha de Dartigalongue, Hierba Luisa or Gavati Chaha, fever grass.

BLENDS WITH:
Shrimp, chilli pepper, cilantro, chicken, basil, kaffir lime, crab and scallops.

CONSTITUENTS
Some of the constituents of Lemongrass include essential oils (including terpineol, myrcene, citral (its most active ingredient), citronellol, geraniol and limonene, among others), alpha-pinene, beta-sitosterol, coumarin, tannin and ursolic acid.

USES
The extract is used as an herb in Asian cuisine. Some of the common usage includes in teas, soups, curries, poultry, fish, seafood. Lemon Grass Oil is also used as pesticide and preservative especially for old manuscripts as it has anti-fungal properties

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