ANTIMIROBIAL INVESTIGATION OF CYMBOPOGON CITRATE (LEMON GRASS)
Cymbopogon citrate is also known as lemon grass is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, native to worm temperature and tropical regions of the old word and oceania. It is fall povennial grass, common names include barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, fever grass or hierba luisa (Adsimon 2001) among many others.
Lemon grass is native to Indian. It is widely used as a herb in Asaia Cuisine. It has citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered or use fresh. Lemon grass is commonly used on teas, soups and carries it is also suitable for poultry, fish and sea food, it is often used as a tea in African and Latin American. Example of other countries include: Toyo, Mexico, Congo. Research also shows that Lemon grass oil has anti-fungal properties. They are also antispectics, hence are use in household disinfectants, and soaps. Besides oil production, citronella grass is also used for culinany purpose, in tea and also in flavoring. Lemon grass oil, used as a pesticide and preservative, it put on the ancient manuscripts found in Indian in oriental research institute mysove. The lemon grass oil also injects natural fluidity into the brittle palm leaves and the hydrophobic nature of the oil keeps the manuscript dry so that the text is not lost to decay due to humidity. East Indian lemon grass (cymbopogon flexusus) also called cochin grass or malaba grass (malayalami (inchinpull), is native to Cambodia, Indian, strilanaka Burma and Thailand while the west Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon Citrates) also known as serai in malay, is assumed to have its origin in Malaysia. Indonessian people used to call are seral to or search while both can be used interchangeably, but citrates is more suitable for cooking. In India, citrates is used both as a medical herb and in perfumes. Cymbopogon citrate is consumed as a tea for anxiety in Brazilian Folk medicine, but a study in human found no effect. The tea caused a recurrence of contact thermatitis in on the case lemon grass is also known as gavatichoha in the Marathi language (gavati grass, chaha-tea) and is used as an addition to tear and in preparation like “Kadha” which is a traditional herbal “soup” against cough, cold etc. it has medical properties and is used extensity in ancient Indian Ayhroetic medicines. It is supposed to help with relieving cough and nasal congestion. Anti cancer properties Weinstein, incumbent of the albent katz chair in cell differentiation and malignant disease from the department of microbiology and immunology at Ben Gurion University on Isreal, led a research team and found out that lemon grass (Cybopogon on citrates) caused apoptosis (programmed cell death) (Wristh 2002). Justification objectives of the study.