|Vetiver Quick Facts|
|Scientific Name:||Chrysopogon zizanioides|
|Origin||Native to India|
|Colors||Dark green (Leaf)|
|Shapes||Narrow, linear, grassy, erect, Length: 150 cm (5 ft.); Wide: 8 mm (0.3 inch) (Leaf)|
|More facts about Vetiver|
Traditional uses of Vetiver
Vetiver could be found in the cluster and measures upto five feet in height. Traditionally Vetiver is used to aid the health ailments such as circulation and nerve problems, muscle aches, insomnia, arthritis, rheumatism and painless as well as regular menstruation. It helps to promote fertility. It helps to lower the appearance of dark spots and marks on skin. It tones out the skin.
- The people of West Bengal and Bihar use the roots to treat snakebites, burn and scorpion sting.
- The root decoction is used for the weakness.
- The paste made from roots is used to treat rheumatism, headache and sprains.
- The stem decoction is helpful for the infections on the urinary tract.
- The roots possess antifungal, cooling, diaphoretic, aromatic, expectorant, stimulant properties which help to treat skin ailments, insomnia, hysteria, amentia, asthma, amenorrhoea, gall stones and kidney problems.
- In Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the plant is used for the anthelmintic properties.
- In Madhya Pradesh, the juice extracted from leaf is used as an anthelmintic.
- It helps to treat dysuria, fever, fatigue, burning sensation and skin disorders.
- It is used in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of arthritis, sprains and muscle pains.
The pregnant and breast feeding women should not use it because it might lead to miscarriage.
How to Eat
The roots are used as a flavoring for foods.