A review on pharmacological activities of cymbopogon citratus


  • Sumeet Magotra St. Soldier Institute of Pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C), Jalandhar-Amritsar by pass NH-1 Jalandhar-144011, Punjab, India
  • Ajeet Pal Singh St. Soldier Institute of Pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C), Jalandhar-Amritsar by pass NH-1 Jalandhar-144011, Punjab, India
  • Amar Pal Singh St. Soldier Institute of Pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C), Jalandhar-Amritsar by pass NH-1 Jalandhar-144011, Punjab, India




Cymbopogon citratus, ethnopharmacology, pharmacological activity, Lemongrass, phytochemicals


Lemongrass is the aromatic plant Cymbopogon citratus, which belongs to the Gramineae family. The name Cymbopogon comes from the Greek word "kymbe –pogon," which means "boat-beard". Cymbopogon citratus, a perennial fragrant grass native to South India and Sri Lanka, is now widely grown throughout tropical America and Asia. The essential oil is extracted from freshly cut and slightly dried leaves, which are used medicinally, Pharmacological properties of Cymbopogon citratus are extensively explored, however, research suggests that other species may prove helpful pharmaceutically.


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Magotra, S., A. P. Singh, and A. P. . Singh. “A Review on Pharmacological Activities of Cymbopogon Citratus”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 9, no. 2, July 2021, pp. 151-7, doi:10.47957/ijpda.v9i2.475.



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