Benefits of Balaniu
Balaniu also known as Andropogon tortilis (Presl) Merr.(scientific name). There are found in many parts of Luzon, in open grasslands at low and medium altitudes. It also occurs in Japan southwards through Taiwan and southeast China. This is cultivated in India, Ceylon and other tropical countries for its essential oil.
The plants oil is considered antispasmodic, carminative, repellent, and stimulant. It may also be used as an astringent, rubefacient, antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal.