Lemongrass

English Name : Lemongrass

Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Lemongrass

BotanicalName : Cymbopohonflexuosus flexuous

Family Name : Garminae

Season : July- Sept.

Parts Used : Whole plant

Physical and Chemical Properties

Aroma : Characteristic intense sweet woody odour with flowery odour

Flash Point : 166 Deg. Fah.

Specific Gravity : 0.8894 at 250C

Refractive Index : 1.4585 at 250C

Ester Value : 55.0

Ester Value after Acetylation : 101.6

Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in oil and alcohol.

Soluble in water : Insoluble

Uses : It is used to increase perspiration and relieve fevers and help treat minor, feverish illnesses. It also acts as a diuretic and helps promote urination and relieves retained water. It is well known for its invigorating and antiseptic properties. As an excellent anti-depressant, it tones and fortifies the nervous system and can be used in bath for soothing muscular nerves and pain.

Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg

Lemongrass in found from terai region to low hilly area of Nepal. Nowadays it is cultivated for commercial purpose in terai region. Lemongrass is an aromatic and cooling herb having smell like that of lemon. Lemongrass oil is obtained by steam distillation of partially wilted leaves of Cymbopogon flexuosus (D. C.) Stapf.