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Lemon Grass

23 reviews

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Lemon Grass Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus

A tall perennial grass with a thick clumping habit and a distinct Lemon flavour. It is native to south east asia. In Vietnam it is grown around the houses to keep away snakes.

Lemon grass is an essential ingredient to many Asian dishes. The leafy tips can be used for tea (hot or cold) use up to 1 tbsp of chopped leaf to a cup of boiling water. The lower part of the stem is used in cooking, cut the stem about 1 cm from the base, using the base up to where the leaves separate, remove the two outer layers, bash with the back of a knife or a pestle then slice thinly, you can go one step further and pound it in a mortar and pestle. You can also put the stalk in whole after bruising and remove before serving. Use in stir-fries, soups, curries, sauces and syrups.

Lemongrass has antibacterial, antifungal, and fever-reducing effects. As a tea, lemongrass can be used to give relief for stomachaches, diarrhea, gas, bowel spasms, vomiting, fever, the flu, and headaches and other types of pain.

Externally an infusion or the essential oil can be used for fungal problems such as tinea.

Growing Conditions

Lemon grass prefers rich moist soil and partial shade. It can tolerate direct sunlight but plants grown in shade tend to have softer greener leaves. Lemon grass can be lifted and divided in spring, cut the leaves back to a couple of centimetres above the roots when dividing.

Research

In 2006 a research team from the Ben Gurion University in Israel found that lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) caused apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells. Through in vitro studies, the researchers examined the effect of citral, a molecule found in lemon grass, on both normal and cancerous cells. Using concentrations of citral equivalent to the quantity in a cup of tea (one gram of lemon grass in hot water), the researchers observed that citral induces programmed cell death in the cancerous cells, while the normal cells were left unharmed.

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 23 Reviews
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    SJ
    09/18/2020
    sue j.
    Australia Australia
    Lemon Grass

    As usual, beautifully safely packed. Plants are going well.

    JD
    05/10/2020
    Jenny D.
    Jenny Dennis

    Great range of herbs Always lovely staff and prompt service Very happy to shop at this cute herb cottage

    A
    03/07/2020
    Anonymous
    Lemon Grass

    Herb Cottage sent me some Lemon Grass promptly, beautifully packed and it survived a long journey to South Australia without harm. As an antiviral it will be helpful for protecting my cats from viruses ( and also me )and I am very grateful. Herb cottage has a good collection and I am happy to be their customer....

    SM
    02/24/2020
    Susanna M.
    Excellent

    First time purchase from Mudbrick Cottage and I will definitely be back! All of the seedlings arrived in good condition, the unpacking and planting instructions were clear and thorough. Our lemongrass is absolutely thriving and has already been trimmed a few times to brew into tea. Highly recommend.

    HW
    12/31/2019
    Hannah W.
    Really happy!

    Arrived and no leaves damaged at all, in great condition!!