BOTANICAL NAME: Vetiveria Zizanioides
PROCESS: The roots are washed gently to remove earth and sun dried. The sun dried roots are then cut in to pieces and powdered for CO2 extraction
PLANT PART: Root
HARVEST SEASON: With in 18 months of planting
MAJOR CONSTITUENT: Cadinene, vetiverol, kushinol, α-Vetivone, β-Vetivone
OVERVIEW: In India, vetiver is used to treat mouth ulcers, boils, burns, insect bites, fever and headache. Vetiver root is added to water as it is considered a wonderful body coolant and it makes the water very aromatic. The water infusion is used to cure fever, inflammation and stomach ulcers.Vetiver root has a very pleasant aroma and vetiver essential oil extracted from it is used extensively in perfumery, cosmetics and also in soap making. Traditionally vetiver plant is also used as an insecticide. Plants are grown near to vetiver prevent them from insect attacks. Vetiver root is also placed in storage closets as a moth repellent. Vetiver essential oil is also used an insecticide.