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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Cymbopogon nardus?
If you know websites containing any information about Cymbopogon nardus please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Cymbopogon nardus and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Cymbopogon nardus.


Cymbopogon nardus basic info
Scientific Name: Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle.
Family: Poaceae.
Genus: Cymbopogon.
Common names in English: citronella, citronella grass, giant turpentine grass, nard grass, new citronella grass.
For common names of Cymbopogon nardus in different languages - See link
Description: Cymbopogon nardus is a perennial invasive species, originating in tropical Asia. Essential oils are extracted from the aerial parts, and are applied topically as an insect repellent. Its essential oil is known as "citronella oil". It has also very important medicinal value. - for more info about Cymbopogon nardus See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Cymbopogon nardus
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Cymbopogon nardus in other websites
Cymbopogon nardus common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Cymbopogon nardus - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Cymbopogon nardus - See link.


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