Vetiver

Botanical name: Vetiver zizanoides

Herb Info / Uses


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Botanical name: Vetiver zizanoides

Extraction method: Steam distillation of dried roots.

Description: Vetiver is a tall perennial, densely tufted grass native to India. It is used to prevent soil erosion because of its densely matted roots.

Actions: Antiseptic, nervine, rubefascient, sedative,tonic.

Common uses: Vetiver is useful for stress and anxiety related problems. It offers mild relief of muscular and joint pain. It is useful with regulation of hormones and combined with its cooling effects is indicated in menopause, and PMT. It is beneficial for reviving the skin. Used topically in massage and bath oils, compresses, ointments and skin care. Also used as inhalation.

Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritating and non- sensitising.