Palmarosa, Gingergrass, Indian Geranium

Palmarosa, Gingergrass, Indian GeraniumSanskrit name: Rohisa
Botanical name: Cymbopogon martinii
Habitat: It is native to India.





  • Rasa (taste): Pungent,Bitter
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Essential oil extracted from this plant has been used in Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicinal preparations and for the household purpose. It contains an active compound Geraniol. The oil has many therapeutic properties like antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, insect repellant. These properties help in treating skin ailment and allergies when applied externally. It helps to regulate the digestive system and bowel movement. It also helps in treating feverish conditions and hydrates the body.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance. Avoid in pregnancy.

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