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International Journal of Herbal Medicine
Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part B (2020)

Ethnobotany, traditional use, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Cymbopogon citratus: Review article

Author(s): Tsion Kassahun, Biruktawit Girma, Rakesh Kumer Joshi, Bihonegn Sisay, Kidus Tesfaye, Sameson Taye, Samuel Tesema, Tigist Abera and Frehiwot Teka
Abstract: Today, scores of people around the world consume plant based medicines as a part of traditional medicine for a variety of medical disorders. Cymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf is an herbal plant belonging to Poaceae family, which is usually referred to as lemongrass. It is one of the important oil bearing plants of everywhere around the globe. Based on the literature reviewed, citral is said as active natural agent presented in Cymbopogon citratus and it's accountable for most of Cymbopogon citratus pharmacological activities. This plant is sometimes prepared from the fresh herbs within the kind of infusions and decoctions also, the dried leaves is given mostly within the sort of tea in most the continents for a good range of indications. Thus, further investigations should be carried out to boost the knowledge of its efficacy and toxicological studies in validating these traditional uses.
Pages: 80-87  |  73 Views  23 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Tsion Kassahun, Biruktawit Girma, Rakesh Kumer Joshi, Bihonegn Sisay, Kidus Tesfaye, Sameson Taye, Samuel Tesema, Tigist Abera, Frehiwot Teka. Ethnobotany, traditional use, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Cymbopogon citratus: Review article. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(4):80-87.
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