E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

Studies on the Benefits of Cogon Grass (Imperata cylindrica L) in Indonesia: A Review

Author(s): Mohammad Kanedi, Endah Setyaningrum, Kusuma Handyani, Wawan Abdullah Setiawan

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.2.2543


Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica L.) is one of the most invasive weeds in the world which causes many losses in agriculture and plantations. To find added value from cogon grass, in many countries in the world, including Indonesia, various studies have been carried out on the aspects that can be utilized from this grass. In this article, the results of a study of published research articles on cogon grass that have been carried out in Indonesia by Indonesian researchers are presented. The results showed that there were at least 48 research articles on the cogon grass found. There are five benefits of cogon grass were found, namely as a source of allelopathic ingredients for weed control, a source of pharmacological medicinal ingredients, general health maintenance ingredients, a source of animal feed, and a source of energy.

Keywords: Cogon Grass, Ilalang, Imperata cylindrica, Alleloptahic Effect, Pharmacologic Properties

Pages: 602-607

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