English Name : CITRONELLA

  • Local Name (Nepali Name) : Peere Ghaas
  • BotanicalName : Cymbopogon nardus L, Andropogon nardus
  • Family Name : Poaceae
  • Season : July – September
  • Parts Used : Whole plant


Citronella is a grass having scent like lemon. It is found in Terai region of Nepal. It is harvested for commercial purpose. Citronella oil is one of the essential oils obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon.

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