English :East Indian lemon grass
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :citratus Stapf
Habit :Graminaceous tall herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of 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.