Cymbopogon schoenanthus

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Cymbopogon schoenanthus
Andropogon schoenanthus - Val Rahmeh - DSC04440.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Cymbopogon
C. schoenanthus
Binomial name
Cymbopogon schoenanthus

Cymbopogon schoenanthus, the camel grass,[1] camel's hay,[1] fever grass,[2] geranium grass, or West Indian lemon grass,[2] is a herbal plant of Southern Asia and Northern Africa, with fragrant foliage.


Cymbopogon schoenanthus is often made into a common herbal tea. C. schoenanthus oil (called lemongrass oil or camel grass oil) is also used as a tonic and fragrance additive in personal care and cosmetic products such as hair dye, shampoo/conditioner, moisturizer/lotion, bath oil, exfoliant/scrub, anti-aging treatment, and acne treatment.


  • Cymbopogon schoenanthus (L.) Spreng.
  • Andropogon schoenanthus L.
  • Andropogon ivarancusa Boiss.
  • Andropogon laniger Desf. var. ivarancusa

See also[edit]

  • Cymbopogon, genus including other species of lemon grass


  1. ^ a b Henriette's Herbal Homepage. "Cymbopogon schoenanthus". Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Herbal substances index of Common Names" (PDF). TGA Approved Terminology for Medicines. Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011.

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