English Name:- Lemongrass/ Melisa grass.
Botanical Name:- Cymbopogon citratus.
Parts Used:- Leaves.
perennial herbaceous grass about 6-7 feet high, leaves 3-4 feet long.
Chemical Constituents:- Plant contains: Volatile aromatic oil (Indian Melissaoil) Citronela
or Indian oil of verbena which contains: Citral, Citronellal, Geraniol,
Citronellal Tespene and Nevol.
Diphoretic, Carminative, Diuretic, Antipyretic, Spasmolytic, Stomachic,
Used In:- Cold,
Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Chronic malaria, Abdominal pain, Cholera,
Flatulance, Rheumatism and Lumbago.
• It provides an aromatic flavor to the
dish and balances the spicy hot chills used in these cuisines.
• It detoxifies the digestive organs of the
body like pancreas, liver, kidney and bladder.
• It stimulates digestion and blood
circulation in the body.
India and some other countries it
is used in making scents for soaps, perfumes and candles.
• It is also used as mosquito repellant.
• It helps in relieving stress and tension
from the body.
• It treats nervous disorders, stomach
ache, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, flue and headaches.
• It is used in herbal teas and other
alcoholic beverages in baked goods and in confections.
• It being an antiseptic and astringent
cleanse oily skin and helps close pores.
• Its oil is used to combat greasy hair and
to curb perspiration.
• People suffering from allergy should
avoid its excessive use as it may boost allergy.
• It should be taken internally by
children, pregnant women and breast feeding mothers or people suffering from
lever or kidney diseases.
• Avoid any contact of this herb with the
eyes as it can cause irritation in the eyes and respiratory tract.
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