Image Enhancement of Lemon Grasses Using Image Processing Techniques (Histogram Equalization)

  • Ofeoritse S. Temiatse
  • Sanjay MisraEmail author
  • Chitra Dhawale
  • Ravin Ahuja
  • Victor Matthews
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 799)


Lemon grass a type of medicinal plants has been part of human existence and has been applied in so many ways, like for healing, for drugs and for protection. In this paper, the conventional Histogram Equalization has been used to improve the images of the lemon grasses. MATLAB software was used to display the Histogram as well as the Histogram Equalization of the image of the lemon grasses. Image processing techniques to be used here is Histogram Equalization. The Histogram Equalization is considered, since it is one of the techniques in the enhancement of images and as such is being applied to the medicinal herb which in particular is the lemon grasses. The Histogram Equalization technique used may be seen as a conventional technique but the results obtained demonstrates its capability to improve the appearance of images by bringing out hidden details. The performance of the technique also shows that it is a better method in comparison to other types of Histogram Equalization methods.


Lemon grasses Medicinal plants Image processing techniques MATLAB Histogram and conventional histogram equalization 



We acknowledge the support and sponsorship provided by Covenant University through the Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ofeoritse S. Temiatse
    • 1
  • Sanjay Misra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chitra Dhawale
    • 2
  • Ravin Ahuja
    • 3
  • Victor Matthews
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Information EngineeringCovenant UniversityOtaNigeria
  2. 2.Amravati UniversityAmravatiIndia
  3. 3.University of DelhiDelhiIndia

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