Cymbopogon citratus - India
All Lemongrass oil is extracted from the leaves of the tropical lemongrass plant. It has a thin consistency, and a pale or bright yellow color. However, West Indian Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus, is quite different from East Indian Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus. West Indian Lemongrass has an earthy, pleasant aroma with strong citronellal notes, while not being as sweet as East Indian Lemongrass. Unlike the East Indian Lemongrass, West Indian Lemongrass contains myrcene and has slightly less citral. Our particular Lemongrass has a high myrcene content giving it more of a delightful fresh lemony and earthy aroma.