Lemongrass is a hardy and unique herb known to grow in many regions around the World.
Not only does lemongrass smell fantastic, it is also known to be very high in anti-oxidants and naturally occuring anti-bacterials and anti-fungals.
Lemongrass is also a proven natural and safe insect repellent. Citral is the main element in lemongrass - which gives it its fresh lemon scent and repels insects.
This is a special feature of the plant's essential oils that the lemongrass herb has developed over the centuries to protect itself from destruction.
Citral is such a potent anti-oxidant, researchers in Israel at Ben Gurion University have found that daily intake of 1,000mg of citral represses cancer cells and helps battle depression.
Lemongrass is also an excellent natural source of B vitamins, which the body cannot manufacture for itself, but must obtain from outside source.
In addition, this amazing herb is naturally rich in minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.