Lemongrass is a type of grass that has a light and fresh lemony taste and scent. It is used either fresh or dried to give flavor to foods and drinks. The essential oil is antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Lemongrass is stimulating, energizing, and balancing to the nervous system. It is useful for reducing varicose veins, used as an aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain and aches, and can also be used as a bug repellent to ward off insects.