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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

The happy, uplifting, lemony scent of lemongrass is quite different to the serious, but clean and clear energy of the plant itself. Lemongrass is full of benefits – from a delicious tea or flavour in food to protecting the body from infection; from help for cramps, to clearing up of skin ailments. The base of the stem, dried and powdered, is known as Sereh powder, and has been used in Asian cooking for hundreds of years. The essential oil and infusion of the bulb and leaves can be used in a topical oil or balm for massaging sore muscles, applying to bites and infections (even ringworm), clearing up infected pimples, deodorising or simply having a lovely scent. Lemongrass tea is calming and also good for inflammation in the digestive system. The main compounds in Lemongrass include Citral, Geraniol and Linalool, which are all beneficial for muscle tissue and supporting the protective, “clearing up” work of the immune system. We use lemongrass in: Rooibos and Lemongrass Culinary Salt, Rooibos and Lemongrass Coconut and Clay Soap, Rooibos, Lavender and Lemongrass Farmhouse Soap, Lemongrass and Clove Farmhouse Soap, Energising Moisturiser, Bug Bite balm, Rooibos and Lemongrass Bath salts, Lavender and Lemongrass Perfume balm, Rose Geranium and Lemongrass massage oil, Lemongrass and Rooibos Botanical Tonic, Lemongrass and Rooibos Deodorant balm