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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus) 1 oz.

Origin: Jamaica


Disclaimer:  This is for educational purposes only.  The information herein does not constitute as medical advice.  Consult with a qualified healthcare professional or herbalist for personalized guidance.


Jamaican lemongrass, also known as West Indian fevergrass or Cymbopogon citratus, is a popular herb used in Jamaican cuisine and traditional medicine. It shares some similarities with the more commonly known East Indian lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) but has its own distinct flavor and uses. Here is some information about Jamaican lemongrass, its benefits, and how to prepare it:



Jamaican Lemongrass has a vibrant lemony flavor and aroma, which makes it a popular ingredient in various Jamaican dishes, including soups, stews, and teas. It imparts a refreshing and citrusy note to recipes.


Health Benefits: 

Jamaican Lemongrass offers several health benefits.  It is known for its digestive properties and can help alleviate stomach discomfort, indigestion, vomiting and digestive tract spasms. Lemongrass contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects, which can be helpful for reducing inflammation in the body such as achy joints (rheumatism).  It is also commonly used as a fever reducer.  It is rich in antioxidants that may protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.  Lemongrass is sometimes used in herbal teas for its calming and stress-relief properties.  It is also used for treating convulsions.  Some compounds in lemongrass have antibacterial and antifungal properties.  Lemongrass is also used for treating pain, cough, the common cold, and exhaustion.


Directions for Use:

Boil Lemograss in Spring water for 2 minutes to make a tea.  Let steep for 10-15 minutes before drinking.  Sweeten with agave or honey to taste.   Add lemongrass to soups, stews, or curries to infuse the dish with its lemony flavor. 

Lemon Grass