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Leafy medicinal herbs: botany, chemistry, postharvest technology and uses.

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Chapter 12 (Page no: 139)

Lemongrass.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and physiological characteristics, chemical composition and cultivation of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus and C. flexuosus) in Nigeria. Information on the postharvest handling and processing and uses of lemongrass in the pharmaceutical and food industries are also presented.

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Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Pharmaceutical and Industrial Pharmacy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 410001, Nigeria.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780645599
  • Record Number
  • 20163250846