VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES also Known as Vetiver, Khas-khas
Vetiveria Zizanoides

Vetiveria Zizanoides

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Vetiveria Zizanoides
Poaceae
Roots, Oil
Cultivated in plains and low hills.
Roots, Oil
Vetiver, Khas-khas

Uses:

Vetiver root is cooling, refrigerent, diuretic, stimulant and tonic. Benzoin present in the roots helps in curing headaces. Vetiver il is very useful in skin healing, this oil repels insects and reduces stress and tension. It is rich, earthy,woody and sweet. Vetiver oil is used extensively in perfumery for its fixative effects and its fragrance.

Vetiver roots are used to make brushes for natural cleansing of the body, utensils and applying aroma oils. The aromatic roots are used in potpourri and perfumes. Leaves are used in rheumatism, lumbago and sprain.

It can be used for circulatory and nervous problems. It is also used to create a tonic bath, which is the reason why it is often included in high quality soaps. It has an application to combat lice as well. Vetiver roots are used to make brushes for natural cleansing of the body, utensils and applying aroma oils.