English Name : Palmarosa

  • Local Name (Nepali Name) : Palmarosa
  • BotanicalName : Cymbopogon martini
  • Family Name : Poaceae
  • Season : July – August
  • Parts Used : Whole plant


Palmarosa is a perennial grass to 3 m tall. It is cultivated in terai region of Nepal. Its whole body is used. Palmaris essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh partially dried tops of Cymbopogon martini.

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