When you hear the word “lemongrass,” you might automatically assume that it’s a grassy plant that smells like lemon. And you’d be right. Lemongrass is a perennial plant with long, very thin leaves, found in India and many other locations across the Asian continent, and it does happen to smell and taste like lemon.
It’s very versatile, known for its many therapeutic and medicinal benefits. You’ll often find it in tea, and in Asian cooking, it’s often added to curries, fish, seafood, chicken, beef, and soups. Medicinally, it’s called upon to help relieve sore throats, muscle spasms, and many other symptoms. In the Caribbean, it’s called fevergrass because it’s used to bring fevers down. It’s also one of the many plants that contains the compound citronella, used to keep mosquitoes away.
The fact that both of the Sranrom skincare and spa products you’re enjoying from the spring Yuzen box feature lemongrass is another testament to its versatility. Whether you’re softening your hands with the Urban Wellness Calm Down Hand Cream or burning the hand-poured Mindful Living Compassion Candle, you can be sure that the pleasant scent of lemongrass essential oil is helping to ease your mood and balance your mind.