Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Poaceae
Genus : Cymbopogon
Species : citratus Stapf
Common Name
English Name : East Indian lemon grass
Hindi Name : Ganjni
Manipuri Name : Haona
Other Details
Habit : Graminaceous tall herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leaves crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : The whole plant contains an essential oil consisting of citral.
Ailment Treated : The essential oil is used as an insecticide against mosquitoes and as a deodorant. Leaves are used as an ingredient for the preparation of a local hair lotion (Chenghi).
Source : Common in low altitude hills and occasionally cultivated.