It is a perennial herb with long, sharp-edged blades. It grows in dense clumps best in tropical climates.The fresh stalks and leaves have a lemon like odour and are due to the presence of an essential oil, which is also present in lemon peel.
Used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for Effective against Insomnia, Anxiety, High blood pressure, Fevers, Poor digestion Stomach aches, Diarrhea.
It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. Sera spicy mix Grind chopped lemon grass with pepper, chili powder and salt. Use this spicy seasoning as a dry rub on fish and chicken.