«Cymbopogon» - Organic Lemon Grass Seeds SALE

«Cymbopogon» - Organic Lemon Grass Seeds

2.62 € 3.75 € (Discount: 30%)
A perennial herb, lemongrass is both a herb, a medicine and an aphrodisiac, has a citrus aroma, can be dried and ground, or used fresh. Excellent mosquito repeller.

  • Packet Weight: 0.05/0.5/5: 

  • Manufacturer country: Ukraine
  • Product code: 5640-0.05
  • Available: a lot of
  • Unit: Grams
  • Crop year / Production date: 2023

  • *Currently, this product is NOT subject to additional discounts on the discount program and promo codes.
  • Lemon Grass / Cymbopogon

    Cymbopogon is also called Indian lemongrass, lemongrass, Cochin grass, lemongrass, shuttlebeard, lemongrass, malabar grass, citronella.
    A perennial plant widely used as a seasoning, medicine, and aphrodisiac. Has a citrus aroma, can be dried and ground, or used fresh. The stem, except for the soft core, is very tough. But it can be sliced ​​thinly for adding to the dish.

    You can also knead it and add it whole, in this case, aromatic oils are well released from the stems along with the juice. This herb is used in teas, soups and curries. Also suitable for poultry, fish and seafood.

    Citronella is grown in many parts of the world. This plant is still not very popular with us and looks exotic in garden plots. Excellent natural mosquito repeller.

    The plant is light-requiring, therefore, it is necessary for it to choose well-lit areas in the garden. The best way to grow shuttlebeard is through seedlings. The seeds are sown from March to mid-April and create warm conditions for them (22-25 ° C). The first shoots appear after 5-7 days.

    In the ground, mature seedlings can be planted only after the establishment of stable warm weather, since lemongrass is a very thermophilic plant and does not withstand temperatures below + 10 ° C. During the preparation of the substrate, it is necessary to add an additional dose of humus to it and moisten it well. For lemon grass, neutral and slightly alkaline soils of light mechanical composition are suitable. The distance between individual cymbopogon specimens should be 20 cm.If the plant is planted in several rows, then it is recommended to maintain at least 40 cm between them.

    The culture needs regular watering. When growing, remember that lemongrass dramatically depletes the soil. Therefore, after it, it is necessary to replenish the nutrient content in the substrate.

    Due to the presence of essential oils, the leaves of the cymbopogon exude a pleasant citrus aroma. It is the complex of these volatile compounds that is valued in perfumery. Lemongrass is used to produce fragrances for toilet water and candles. Citronella extract is also used in the manufacture of insecticides.

    In cooking, the herb lemongrass is used as a spice to add flavor to dishes. To do this, the leaves are ground into powder or put whole during cooking. In the latter case, after the cymbopogon of cooking the dish, the leaves are taken out, since, having given off the aroma, they still retain their rigidity. Malabar herb is especially popular in oriental cuisine. It is used in the preparation of various marinades, sauces, fish, meat, desserts. The plant is also appreciated in tea collections.

    Due to the presence of anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal substances, shuttlebeard is recommended for colds. In addition, drinks and preparations with this plant have a tonic that increases the vitality of the body.

    Lemongrass has been reported to promote weight loss. This effect is achieved by regulating metabolism and improving the functioning of the stomach and intestines.

    Lemon grass is a very valuable crop not only due to its active use in cooking, medicine and perfumery. With this plant, you can beautifully decorate the landscape. Its sprawling shrubs with thin, slightly curved leaves will adorn any backyard or yard.