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Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus

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Lemongrass is a lemon-scented grass that grows that is said to have originated in Malaysia or the Philippines.

Most famous as a culinary herb, especially as an ingredient in Asian cooking, lemongrass is also used in many African countries to make herbal tea, and its essential oil has a delicious uplifting aroma.

As well as making use of its fresh, pungent flavour in soups, curries and stews, lemongrass can be used as a preservative and pesticide.

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