Herbs Guide


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.