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The lemongrass, whose smell recalls that of lemon, is a tropical herbaceous plant, with long narrow and erect leaves. Not, however, belonging to the same family, it is often confused with the lemon lemon balm, common in our regions. If the medicinal properties of lemongrass are known from ancient Egypt, this plant has been used for even longer on the Indian subcontinent. In the Antilles, it is a traditional remedy to lower fever, while in Africa it is used in the treatment of conditions such as tuberculosis and malaria. In tropical countries, it is often planted near houses, in order to keep insects away. It will be used effectively to keep mosquitoes away.