West Indian lemongrass, which is native to South India, is reported to have antimicrobial activity. West Indian lemongrass contains an array of electrolytes and minerals, including potassium, sodium, calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. It also contains vitamin C, as well as the B vitamins niacin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and folate. It has high carbohydrate content, and its leaves are high in crude fiber. Lemongrass contains high quantities of citral oil, an essential oil. Citral is naturally rich in flavonoids, a type of natural antioxidant. In addition to providing protection from harm caused to your body’s cells by free radicals and toxins, citral has strong antibacterial and antimicrobial abilities.