LEMONGRASS () is so named because of the lemon-like fragrance it emits from its leaves when crushed or boiled. It is a popular perennial grass, the leaves of which grow up to one meter long. It is cultivated in many countries for its fragrant leaves.
In the Sahih it is narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Do not cut its plant.” Al-Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said except for Al-ithkhir, O Messenger of Allah (pbuh) for their (the people of Makkah) servants use it and it is also used for their houses.” The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Except for Al-ithkhir.
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