Scientific Name: Cymbopogon martini
Seed Shape: wheat grain shaped
Seed Size: 0.4 - 0.6 mm
Seed Colour: Light to Wheatish Brown
Varieties available: PRC-1, Motia, Sofia, Tripta, Trishna
Usage: For germination
Seed Packing: In plastic bags or as per buyer’s requirement
Seed availability: Throughout the year
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon martini
English Name: Palmarosa, Indian geranium, Rosha grass,
Hindi Name: Sofia, Rushaghas, Rohisha
Propagation: By seeds/ rooted slips
Essential Oil: Anti-septic, Anti-viral, Bactericidal, Cytophylactic, Digestive, Febrifuge and Hydrating substance, regenerative, aphrodisiac, stimulant, moisturizing.
Palmarosa is a species of grass in the lemon grass genus native to India and Indochina but widely cultivated in many places for its aromatic oil. The essential oil of this plant, which contains the active compound geraniol, is valued for its scent and for a number of traditional medicinal and household uses.
Palmarosa plant is a wild growing, herbaceous green and straw-colored grass, with long slender stems, terminal flowering tops and fragrant grassy leaves. It is harvested before the flowers appear and the highest yield is obtained when the grass is fully dried about one week after it has been cut.
Extraction of this essential oil is done by steam distillation of dried grass which is harvested before flowering. The chief constituents of this oil are geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene, linalool, limonene and myrcene. This oil smells like rose oil.
Palmarosa oil calms the mind, yet has an uplifting effect, while clearing muddled thinking. It is used to counter physical and nervous exhaustion, stress-related problems and nervousness. It is most useful during convalescence and cools the body of fever, while aiding the digestive system, helping to clear intestinal infection, digestive atonia and anorexia nervosa. It is effective in relieving sore, stiff muscles.
Palmarosa oil moisturizes the skin, while balancing the hydration levels and stimulating cell regeneration. It balances production of sebum, to keep the skin supple and elastic and is valuable for use with acne, dermatitis, preventing scarring, rejuvenating and regenerating the skin, as well as fighting minor skin infections, sore tired feet and athlete's foot.
Palmarosa oil is known as one of the best oils for treating problems with dry, dull and oily skin. It acts as a natural tonic to your skin and helps retain its moisture without allowing it to dry and turn lifeless.