A perennial bunch grass of Indian origin the Vetiver, is botanically known as chrysopogon zizanioides. Also known as Khus Khus it is popular across the Indian Subcontinent. The herb is prevalently used across the perfumes and oil industry in India. Distilled oil extract of the Vetiver has a cooling and relaxing effect on the mind. Besides it is used as a thatch water panel that adds fragrance and cooling effects. From roots to grass, the Vetiver comes with several benefits.
Widely used in the soap industry due to its antiseptic properties
Effective in addressing acne and even acts as a face pack along with sandal wood and aloe vera
It comes with a natural and long-lasting aroma that reduces anxiety, stress, mental fatigue and depression
The tonic of Vetiver can boost your immune system and even alleviates bad breath
Besides, it also has the ability to cure jaundice, abscesses, fever and swelling
Vetiver contains several effective nutrients such as benzoic acid, benzoquinone and beta vetivone. It has alexeteric, alterative and anodyne effects. Vetiver gets its characteristic odour from (to name a few):
Cyclocopacamphan-12-ol (epimers A and B)
The oil extract of Vetiver is used to improve skin and hair health. It particularly has the ability to eradicate lice, and strengthens the hair roots and the scalp. As an anti-inflammatory, it also cures lice bites and other swellings of the scalp. It prevents greying and using it as a bath oil induces healthy hair growth.