Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Poaceae
Genus : Cymbopogon
Species : nardus (Linn.) Rendle
Common Name
English Name : Citronella grass
Hindi Name : Ganjni
Manipuri Name : Charot
Other Details
Habit : Garmineccous tall herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leaves crushed for decoction. Leaves soaked in water for infusion.
Mode of use : Decoction and Infusion
Ingredients : Whole plant contains geraniol and citronellal.
Ailment Treated : The decoction of the leaves with other plants is used in traditional hair lotion. The oil from the plant is used as perfume. Infusion of leaves is stomachic.
Source : Common in low altitude hills and occasionally cultivated.