Cymbopogon jwarancusa is medicinal plant belonging to grass family. It is found in temperate and tropical areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Iraq and many other countries. An essential oil with mint smell is present in the plant in low amount. In India, few common names used for this plant include Lamajja, Lamajjaka (Sanskrit), Vilaamichhan (Siddha) and Izkhar Makki (Urdu).
Important Medicinal Properties
Cymbopogon jwarancusa is rich in medicinal properties. The understanding of these properties will help us to better utilize this herb. These also indicate the conditions in which we should avoid it. Below is given medicinal properties along with the meaning.
Antioxidant: Reduces damage due to oxygen, such as that caused by free radicals.
Anti-rheumatic: Counteracting rheumatism and rheumatoid disease.
Blood purifier: Detoxifies.
Bechic: Remedy for a cough.
Carminative: relieving flatulence.