African Bluegrass is a fast growing and invasive aromatic
gray-green grass, with a unique lemon odor. It is sometimes known by its
more common names of giant turpentine grass, tambookie grass, or
tambuti. This wild grass is in the same family as Palmarosa, Gingergrass, Lemongrass and Citronella. It’s aroma is more complex and rich than any of the others in its family. Aromatically, it is in a world of its own.
Cymbopogon validusCommon Method of Extraction:
Steam distilledPart Typically Used:
Wild grass leaves, grass tuftsColor:
Light to mid yellow in hueConsistency:
Strength of Initial Aroma:
Lemony/grass smell with slightly herbaceous base notes. Medium to Strong.Cymbopogon
comes from the Greek
‘ kumb’ meaning nacelle (boat) and "pogon" meaning bores or beard. It is said that it appeared in the composition of holy oil
oil is a pure therapeutic quality aromatherapy essential oil, produced using wild-crafted plants and traditional methods, from South Africa
, obtained from the grass.