Charot - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Citronella grass
Hindi :Ganjni
Manipuri :Charot

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family :Poaceae
Genus :Cymbopogon
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.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants