Haona - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :East Indian lemon grass
Hindi :Ganjni
Manipuri :Haona

Scientific Name

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

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