Swati S. Barve*, Kirti D. Mahale, Sunil K. Mahajan
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon species), is an individual from Poaceae family, which is known worldwide for its high essential oil content. They are broadly dispersed over all landmasses where they are utilized for different purposes. The business and restorative employments of different species are all around reported. Since days of year, the plant is used as helpful operator in Ayurveda, Unani, society, innate and locals. The plants involve different healthful (minerals and nutrients) and non-wholesome (strands, dynamic phytochemicals, including the flavonoids, terpenoids, lignans, sulfides, polyphenolics, carotenoids, coumarins, saponins, plant sterols, curcumins, and phthalides) part which makes personality of the plant as an intense helpful operator. The current paper features the properties of Lemon grass (Cymbopogon giganteus, Cymbopogon caesius, Cymbopogon jwarancusa, Cymbopogon commutatus, Cymbopogon densiflorus) remembering different synthetic constituents for lemon grass oil bestowing it upper, pain relieving, antipyretic, bactericidal, hostile to septic, carminative and astringent properties. These plants may likewise hold guarantee as intense enemy of tumor and chemopreventive medications. It has likewise been expended in different structures in Thai, Vietnamese and South East Asian cooking styles. The plant is additionally connected with wellbeing cases, for example, treatment in hacks, clogging, elephantiasis influenza, gum disease, migraine sickness, jungle fever, ophthalmia, pneumonia, vascular clutters, the runs and stomach hurt. It has additionally been asserted as mitigating, vasorelaxing, diuretic, and cure in treating ringworm invasion, apprehensive, gastrointestinal unsettling influences, fevers and hypertension. Lemon grass has high cancer prevention agent levels. The article likewise clarifies different extraction strategies for lemongrass fundamental oil. Henceforth this writing audit plans to examine these species and investigate their potential financial significance. Keywords- Lemon grass, Cymbopogon species, Poaceae, Citral, Essential oil.