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Bushra Suraiya1, Suhail Ahmad2, Mohd Wajeehul Qamar3*, Md Mahfoozur Rahman1, Nirbhay Kumar4.
1Department of Ilmul Advia, Government Tibbi College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India.
‎2Department of Ilmul Saidala, Sufia Unani Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, East Champaran, ‎Bihar, India‎.
3Department of Ilmul Advia, Sufia Unani Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, East Champaran, Bihar, India.
4Department of Vet. Pharmacology & Toxicology, Bihar Veterinary College, ‎Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna, Bihar, India.

REVIEW ARTICLE
Volume 10, Issue 3, Page 126-131.

*Author for correspondence
E-mail: drwajeeh_unani@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Nature has numerous resources which are used for their valuable medicinal properties. These resources are mostly from plant origin, which are used for multiple purpose from time when early man existed. These natural resources are not only used for medicinal efficacy but also for clothing, fooding and many more things around the world. One among those is Izkhir (Lemongrass), mentioned in various classical Unani texts like Al-Qanoon Fit-Tibb, Zakhira Khawarzam Shahi, etc. for its wide range of benefits, like fragrances, perfumes, cosmetics, detergent, soaps, flavour and also in pharmaceutics. This review paper on lemongrass is customised to concise its role on various pharmacological activities and other chemical uses in balancing the growing population’s needs.
Keywords: Izkhir, Lemongrass, Cymbopogon, Unani, Pharmacological activities.