RRIS Trees – Odomas

Common Name: Citronella plant, Odomas, Mosquito plant

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Nardus

Hindi Name: Odomas

Marathi Name: Odomas

Family: Poaceae

One of the widely known Mosquito plants is also known as the Odomas Plant. The plant belongs to the Geraniaceae family and is an annual plant. Because of its famous mosquito repellant action, it is widely sown in the Indian subcontinent.  The Odomos plant is used to treat wounds, cold sores, and throat infections. It is a popular insecticide with a leafy-rose aroma and is used to inhibit severe actions of insects. It can also be added in facial oils to cleanse pores to have brighter skin