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Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides), also known as pedigree, vetiver, eucalyptus, gypsy grass, Uschlo grass, Chrysopogon zizanioides, vetiver grass . A perennial herbaceous plant of the Poaceae family whose roots contain oil used in perfumes.

The roots produce a high-quality, woody, rich essential oil that can be used as a flavoring for canned asparagus, canned peas, juice drinks, syrupy candies, and more. It can also be used to make soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, deodorants, etc. cosmetic. The roots are used to make baskets, fans, mats and cooling screens. Root powder has insecticidal properties. The stems and older leaves, on the other hand, are used as thatch or processed into coarse pulp.

Vetiver is an evergreen perennial plant that grows quickly, reaching 1.8 m (6 ft) × 1.8 m (6 ft). Vetiver is a large tufted grass that can reach a height of 1.5 meters (5 feet). The thin leaves and stems are upright and stiff, and the plant bears long spikes of small brown-purple flowers. Incense roots grow downward in the soil to a depth of more than 3 meters (10 feet). The plant is very drought resistant.

Vetiver is a tropical herbaceous plant about 2 - 5 m tall, characterized by its extensive root system, which often grows to depths of 4 m or more. Due to this property, it is commonly grown in sloping areas to prevent soil erosion. It is also highly tolerant to heavy metals in soil.

Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loam) soils. Suitable pH value: slightly acidic, neutral and alkaline (weakly alkaline) soils, and can grow in extremely acidic, extremely alkaline and saline-alkali soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can withstand strong winds but not sea exposure.

Edible use

Edible parts: roots - oil for seasoning. The essential oil extracted from the roots is used as a flavoring in sherbets, syrupy candies, fruit drinks, and canned asparagus. It is used in some canned foods, such as asparagus and peas, to enhance the natural smell and taste.

Medicinal uses

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The essential oil extracted from the roots is used medicinally as a carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, coolant, stomachic, tonic, antispasmodic and diaphoretic. A stimulant drink made from the fresh rhizomes of these plants is used as an insect repellent.

other names

  • Vetiver
  • Akar wangi
  • Botha grass
  • Janur
  • Khas-khas
  • Khus-khus
  • Kusu-kusu
  • Larasetu
  • Larawastu
  • Nara setu
  • Nara wastu
  • Narawastu
  • Ramacham
  • Reshira
  • Sugandhimula
  • Usar

Countries where the plant is found

Africa, Asia, Australia, Myanmar, East Africa, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, West Africa, West Indies, Zambia, Zimbabwe .

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