Family Name: Gramineae
Botanical Name(s): Cymbopogon Martinii
Popular Name(s): Andropogon Martinii, East Indian Geranium,
Rosha, Geranium Grass
Parts Used: Fresh and Dried Grass
Habitat: Cape of Good Hope
Description: It is a wild growing, herbaceous green and
straw-colored grass, with long slender stems, terminal flowering tops
and fragrant grassy leaves. It is harvested before the flowers appear
and the highest yield is obtained when the grass is fully dried.
Uses: Palmarosa oil calms the mind, yet has an uplifting effect,
while clearing muddled thinking. It is used to counter physical and
nervous exhaustion, stress-related problems and nervousness. Palmarosa
oil moisturizes the skin, while balancing the hydration levels and
stimulating cell regeneration.