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Vetiveria zizanioides Linn.
  • Family : Poaceae
  • Synonyms : Andropogon muricatus
  • English : Khas khus grass
  • Hindi : Khas
  • Gujarati : Khas-Valo
  • Sanskrit : Ushira, Sevya

  • Part used : Root

Botanical Description:  A densely tufted, perrenial grass, with aromatic roots and rhizomes, leaves narrow, linear, erect, sheaths compressed, ligules reduced to a scarious rim, midrib slender, lateral nerves close, spikelets grey, green or purplish, sessiles spikelets linear lanceolate, glabrous, pedicelled spoikelets 2 flowered; fruits oblong, grains, slightly oblique at the apex. Flowering and fruiting from August to December It is found throughout India in the plains and lower hills upto 1200m

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Snigdha
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Pacana, Pittaghna, Stambhana, Vataghna, Dabaklantihara, Kaphapttahrt

Modern Pharmacological Action:  It tends to possess antimicrobial and antifungal activity. Vetiver oil is known to repel insects, flies and cockroaches. They also have antioxidant properties reported.

Our Products containing this ingredient

  • Cutisora Oil
  • Kumkumadhya Oil
  • Mahanarayan Oil