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Scientific nameCymbopogon nardus
Local nameSerai wangi, citronella, nard grass
DescriptionCymbopogon nardus is a perennial, aromatic grass with numerous erect culms arising from a short, oblique, ring-shaped, sparingly branched rhizome. The leaves are in sheaths, glabous, smooth and striated.
UsageThe essential oil from C. nardus has been traditionally used as mosquito repellent, household fumigant, soaps and cosmetics (Nakahara et al. 2003).
Malaysia Herbal Monograph (source: Globinmed)