Lemon Grass Farming & Essential Oil Production
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a native of India and Africa, is widely used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. A grass with lemony taste. Lemon grass is a perennial, which means once you plant it, the grass comes back year after year. In Central Africa, lemongrass is often planted around houses because the smell repels mosquitoes.
This aromatic herb is used in Caribbean and many types of Asian cooking and has become very popular in the United States. Most of the commercial crops for the United States are grown in California and Florida. Sierra Leone part of West Africa has the best suitable climate allowing year-round growth for It. Lemon grass is also used for medicinal purposes.
Lemon grass can be found at the supermarket – Chinese, English, Italian, Vietnamese, Indian. They are sold in bundles of 6, 8 or more stalks or extracted oil bottled (15ml Size).
Lemongrass contains several flavonoids that function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. In their antioxidant capacity, flavonoids prevent damage to cells that can lead to long-term diseases such as heart disease or arthritis.
One flavonoid in lemongrass called luteolin has the ability to slow the growth and hasten the death of certain types of cancer cells. Luteolin also has such strong anti-inflammatory abilities. that it may be able to treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, as well as lung infections or acute lung injury.
The essential oils in lemongrass add to these benefits, as they also slow the growth of cancer cells, especially in liver and breast cancers and leukemia, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Find out more about the health benefites in our Executive Summary.
Farmica Africa Sierra Leone Corporation a subsidiary of Leone Asset Management, a public Company has been able to secure 5000 Acres of Land in Sierra Leone for development of Lemon Grass starting with 500 Acres and expanding aggressively.
Farmica Africa has secured a 12,000 acre Lemon Grass seed bank to start planting on the first 500 acres of designated land in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Within 3-month after plantation harvesting Lemon grass should produce 50 tons of product per acre of land.
500 acres plantation should yield a total production of 25,000 ton per harvesting which would be 4-6 times a year. Extracting 25,000 Liter of Lemon grass essential Oil (One ton of green plant extract one-liter essential Oil).
Marketing and Projected Income:
Generally, lemon grass concentrated essential Oil is sold in 15 Mil Liter bottles worldwide. Wholesale value of $3.50 per bottle.
Our 25,000 liter (25,000,000 ML) would fill 1.6 million bottles. Quarterly gross sales of US$5.8 million, yielding over US$23 million in sales annually.
• Lemon grass harvest 4-6 times per yer.
• 50 Tons of leaf per acre/per harvest.
• 1 ton of grass = 1 liter of lemon grass oil.
• 15ML of lemon grass essential oil retails for $14.95
• Bottom basement wholesale is $3.50 per 15ML.
• Our cost is only $1.50 per 15ML
• At bottom wholesale prices, net profits will be approx. $40K per acre annually.
• Dry Leaf
• Essential Oil
• Global market with Asia, Saudi Arabia, & UAE leading the way!
• $75B Annually
Lemongrass is a plant. The leaves and the oil are used to make medicine. Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.
Some people apply lemongrass and its essential oil directly to the skin for headache, stomachache, abdominal pain, and muscle pain. By inhalation, the essential oil of lemongrass is used as aromatherapy for muscle pain. In food and beverages, lemongrass is used as a flavoring. For example, lemongrass leaves are commonly used as “lemon” flavoring in herbal teas. In manufacturing, lemongrass is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Lemongrass is also used in making vitamin A and natural citral.
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