East Indian Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus

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Botanical Name:

Cymbopogon flexuosus







Common Name:

East Indian Lemongrass

Seeds Per Pound:
6.66 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
3-5 feet
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In Stock: 6.66 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 145 seeds)
10 gram (~ 22242 seeds)
1 oz (~ 63056 seeds)
1 lb (~ 1008888 seeds)
1 kg (~ 2224217 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Surface sow and just cover with vermiculite. Sow in temperatures of 70-75F (20-25C). Do not exclude light.
In a Nutshell:
* East Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), also called Cochin grass or Malabar grass (Malayalam: (inchippullu), is native to Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand
* Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as 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. It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. It is often used as a tea in African countries such as Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Latin American countries such as Mexico.
* Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and a preservative. Research shows that lemongrass oil has antifungal properties. Despite its ability to repel insects, its oil is commonly used as a "lure" to attract honey bees. "Lemongrass works conveniently as well as the pheromone created by the honeybee's Nasonov gland, also known as attractant pheromones. Because of this, lemongrass oil can be used as a lure when trapping swarms or attempting to draw the attention of hived bees."
* Often used as a flavoring in perfumery and the food industry. more...
Cymbopogon flexuosus is a perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. It is placed in the genus Cymbopogon (lemon grasses).
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Medicinal Comments:

The lemon scented leaves, fresh or dried are heavily used as a culinary herb. The essential oil of the Lemongrass is used in aromatherapy and is a popular digestive remedy. The properties of citral and limonene makes this a valuable medicinal herb. The responsibility for using plants medicinally is yours. We cannot assume any liability for any detrimental influences.

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