Lemon Grass

Scientific Name :

Cymbopogan Citratu

Medicinal Value :

Stomach soother, effective insect repellant and fungic

Nutrient Value :

Rich in folic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and thiamin.

Culinery and Other Values :

West Indian lemon grass used for cooking in many East Asian countries. Indian lemon grass used in perfume industry.

Glossary :

  • English : Lemon Grass
  • Tamil : Karpura Pullu / Vasanai Pullu
  • Malayalam : Inchi Pullu / Vasana Pullu / Sugandha Bhoothrana / Thakra Thuni
  • Telugu : Nimma Gaddi / Vasana Gaddi
  • Kannada : Majjige Hullu / Purvali Hullu
  • Hindi : Chaipatt
  • Bengali : Gandha Bena
  • Gujarati : Lilly-Chaya
  • Konkani : Chahaveche Than
  • Marathi : Sugandhichaha; Bhustrima