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Cymbopogon nardus, Citronella Grass, Nardus, Nard Grass, Mana Grass

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 Cymbopogon nardus
Family: Poaceae   (Formerly:Poaceae / Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Citronella Grass, Nardus, Nard Grass, Mana Grass
Origin: southeast Asia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousSpice or herb

It is grown commercially in Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Indonesia and Java. Its graceful arching leaves and overall vertical form provide subtle opposition when planted near bushy or rounded shrubs and flowers. Citronella is clump-forming tropical grass, the clump increases in size as the plant matures. Plant it along a walkway or near the porch where its fragrance can be appreciated. The plant is the source of the commercial citronella oil, used in perfumery and as an insect repellent. Inexpensive soaps sold in Asian markets are scented with citronella oil. Citronella oil can be mixed with other vegetable oils and used in massage or rubbed on the skin for an insect repellent. The essential oils extracted from citronella grass are much used in aroma therapy as a stimulant when inhaled or rubbed on the skin, and an antiseptic that can be used to sterilize food preparation surfaces. It is reported that citronella oil repels cats. Inhaling the essential oils of citronella may increase heart rate in some people. Rhizome is used medicinally as a treatment for leukorrhea.


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 Cymbopogon nardus, Citronella Grass, Nardus, Nard Grass, Mana Grass

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Cymbopogon nardus, Citronella Grass, Nardus, Nard Grass, Mana Grass

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Cymbopogon nardus, Citronella Grass, Nardus, Nard Grass, Mana Grass

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Flowers and seeds

Debe Hudson
London, AR USA
USDA Zone:7
5 Feb 2014
Do you have any of the Citrnella nardus seeds for sale?
Rita
São Paulo / Brazil
24 Apr 2010
Here in Brazil we use citronella to repel the mosquito aedes aegypti, an insect that spreads the dengue fever.


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Citronella grass, Nardus, Nard grass, Mana grass. It is grown in Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Indonesia and Java. Citronella is the source of the commercial citronella oil, used in perfumery and as an insect repellent. The essential oils extracted from citronella grass are much used in aroma therapy as a stimulant when inhaled or rubbed on the skin, and an antiseptic that can be used to sterilize food preparation surfaces.
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