Traditional Malay medicine encompasses various kinds of ritual ceremonies intended to communicate with the world of spirits to determine whether the nature of an illness is physical or psychological. In such ceremonies, the aim is to summon and exorcise the spirits causing illness. A ritualist serves as a medium, and a small ensemble often provides the musical component.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Cymbopogon nardus or lemongrass

The dried leaves can be used as insects repellant by warding off insects. In case of stomach ache, the essential oil is rubbed for comfort. In local community of Malay, the plant is known as - serai wangi. It is in the family of Gramineae.
It is can be called as citronella grass. It is arching leaves and overall vertical form subtle opposition when planted near bushy or rounded shrubs and flowers. Cymbopogon nardus is a clump-forming tropical grass, the clump increases in size as the plant matures.

The genus of Cymbopogon is a genus of 55 species, habitat to warm temperate and tropical region.
Cymbopogon nardus or lemongrass

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