East-Indian Lemon Grass

The scientific name of East-Indian Lemon Grass: Cymbogon Flexuosus

Name of East-Indian Lemon Grass in different languages:-

English: Cochin Grass, Malabar Grass

Sanskrit: Karpporatruna

Hindi: Suganth Truna

Malayalam: Enchipullu-ഇഞ്ചിപ്പുല്ല്

Useful plant parts of East-Indian Lemon Grass: Whole plant

Plant description:-

Lemon grass is a perennial, commonly found in rocky hilly areas, leaves are the useful part, length up to 1m,  freshly cut leaves can distillate to get oil, which is useful for making medicines.

Medicinal uses:

It is used as a painkiller, to prepare antiseptic lotions, and to treat stress-related disorders.

  1. Digestive Aid: It aids digestion, alleviating issues like bloating, indigestion, and flatulence due to its carminative properties.
  2. Detoxification: Lemon Grass is used to support detoxification by promoting urine flow and flushing out toxins.
  3. Fever Reducer: It is believed to help in reducing fever, often used in fever-reducing formulations.
  4. Anti-inflammatory: Used to manage inflammation in conditions like arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.
  5. Respiratory Support: It may be used to manage respiratory conditions like cough and bronchitis due to its expectorant properties.
  6. Stress Relief: Its aromatic properties are used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
  7. Antimicrobial Properties: Lemon Grass is believed to have antimicrobial properties, potentially beneficial against certain pathogens.
  8. Nervous System Tonic: It is considered to have a calming effect on the nervous system, aiding in anxiety and stress management.
  9. Skin Health: Used externally for its antifungal and antibacterial properties, it may help with skin infections and acne.
  10. Menstrual Disorders: It’s used in formulations to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate related discomfort.
  11. Insect Repellent: Its scent acts as a natural insect repellent.

How to prepare medicines:

Extract oil by distillation of the whole plant

Ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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