Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones) Schult.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 143

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones) Schult.
status

 

Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones) Schult. 

Names.

English: iwarancusa grass, millet, oilgrass.

Range.

Africa; Asia.

Uses.

Oil: Considered a valuable liniment to treat rheumatism. Root: Thought to be of great value in curing a number of fevers, including malaria.

Notes.

In India the leaf is used for cough, rheumatism, and cholera; also as a tonic for dyspepsia and to purify blood ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

The oil from the roots contains DL-piperitone and D-∆ 4-carene ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Cymbopogon