LEMON GRASS – Cymbopogon citratus

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Clumping grass-like perennial reaching about 1m in height, preferring a sunny well-drained position with good summer watering. May die down in winter but should bounce back in spring after a good prune. Base of leaves is used extensively in Asian cooking.

Medicinal uses: The lemony flavour of the leaves is used in herbal teas to relieve stress, digestive problems and minor fevers.