Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Tumbuh-tumbuhan taman Malaysia
(Garden plants of Malaysia)


Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Serai
Keluarga (Family) GRAMINEAE
  = POACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Saiz Pokok (Plant Size) 100 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) Lemon Grass
  Nama Indonesia (Indonesian Name)   Sereh
  Nama Tagalog (Tagalog Name)   Tanglad
  Nama Thai (Thai Name)   Takh Rai,
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Sejenis rumput. Batang daunnya diguna sebagai rumpah dalam masakan tempatan. Mudah ditanam dengan menggunakan batang daunnya yang ada sedikit akar. Pokoknya berrumpun. Perlu ditanam semula setiap satu atau dua tahun.

A type of grass. The leafstalks are used as a spice for local cooking. Easy to cultivate, by using the leafstalks that has some stem and roots. The plants grows in clasters. Needs to be replanted every one or two years.

Disclaimer:
We are not doctors and it is not our intension to practice medicine.
We cannot be held responsible for the consequences of self medication.
Use this information at your own risk.

From the book Medicinal Plants of Thailand, the leaf sheath and rhizome is carminative and contain Lemon grass oil which processes anti fungal and anti bacterial properties.


Rujukan (References)

     Pokok (Plant)

1.       Petaling Jaya, Selangor, (Jun 1999)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Tropical Herbs & Spices of Malaysia & Singapore; Wendy Hutton; (1997); Peripals;
            Singapore. - mukasurat (page) 38

2.       Medicinal Plants of Thailand, Vol 1; Promjit Saralamp; (1996);
            Mahidol University; Bangkok.- mukasurat (page) 130


Pertanyaan (Inquiries)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya