An extract of the lemony scented plant koseret, a member of the lemon verbane family of plants and a flavoring staple in Ethiopian and Zimbabwe, is also used as an ingredient for hand and body moisturizers and is appreciated for its anti microbial properties.
Koseret is typically used as a spice that is combined with a plethora of other African spice mixes and is used throughout the continent and added most commonly to stews. It offers a delicate lemon scent and flavor.
Koseret is used as traditional medicine in Zimbabwe for stomach cramps and other ailments. It’s growing popularity in the USA is related to food since it is also used as an ingredient in many traditional Ethiopian dishes and is not expensive. Find it in West African or Ethiopian food stores.