Cymbopogon, also known as lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, Cochin grass, Malabar grass, oily heads, citronella grass or fever grass, is a genus ofAsian,African,Australian, and tropical island plants in thegrass family. Some species (particularlyCymbopogon citratus) are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that oflemons(Citrus limon).
Lemongrass is a rich source of flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which contain antioxidants. It’s also an effective antibacterial and antifungal agent that contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Lemongrass contains quercetin, a flavonoid known for having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.