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Tumbuh-tumbuhan taman Malaysia
(Garden plants of Malaysia)



Citronella Grass (flowers),
Location: Central Park, Hatyai, Thailand

Photo: CS Ooi, Date: 12 February 2004
Camera: Samsung DM, Resolution: 1200x1600


Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Serai Wangi (bunga)
Keluarga (Family) GRAMINEAE
  = POACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Cymbopogon nardus
Saiz Pokok (Plant Size) 200 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) Citronella Grass (flowers)
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Citronella Grass (flowers),
Location: Central Park, Hatyai, Thailand

Photo: CS Ooi, Date: 12 February 2004
Camera: Samsung DM, Resolution: 1200x1600



Citronella Grass (flowers),
Location: Central Park, Hatyai, Thailand

Photo: CS Ooi, Date: 12 February 2004
Camera: Samsung DM, Resolution: 1200x1600



Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Sejenis rumput. Daunnya diguna untuk menghasilkan minyak serai wangi. 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 leafs are used as a source of Citronella Oil. 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 Citronella grass oil which processes anti fungal and anti bacterial properties.


Rujukan (References)

     Pokok (Plant)

1.       Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
2.       Botanical Gardens, Penang.
3.       Central Park, Hatyai, (12 February 2004)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Malayan Wild Flowers - Monocotyledon; M.R. Henderson; (1954);
            Caxton Press Ltd.; Malaya. - mukasurat (page) 353

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

3.       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