English :Citronella grass
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :nardus (Linn.) Rendle
Habit :Garmineccous tall herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of 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.