Lemon grass is known as Hare Chai Ki Patti or Gavati Chaha. In India, it is cultivated along Western Ghats (Maharashtra, Kerala), Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states besides foot-hills of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. It was introduced in India about a century ago and is now commercially cultivated in these states. Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as medicinal herb in India. . It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. It has a subtle citrus flavour and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is used extensively in Sri Lankan and Southeast Asian cusines. Fragrant and flavoursome, lemongrass adds body and a touch of the exotic to meals without overpowering or dominating the flavour profile of a dish.