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Product: Vetivert Oil
Latin Name: Chrysopogon zizanioides syn. Vetiveria zizanoides, Andropogon muricatus, Anatherum zizanioides, Andropogon odoratus.
Plant Family: Poaceae
Other Names: Vetiver, Vetiver Grass, Cuscus, Cuscus Grass, Cuseus Grass, Khas, Khus-Khus, Khus-Khus Grass, Reshira, Sugandhimula, Usheer, Ushira, Vétiver & Vetivergras.
Description: Vetivert, also known as vetiver is a perennial rhizomous grass native to India; the plant reaches a height of up to 150cm and grows in expansive clumps from a basal crown. The flat, thin, blade-like leaves reach between 50–150cm in length and are mid-green in colour. The panicle flowers from in ligules between the stem and leaf blades and are 15-30cm in length, purplish in colour and form whorls around the top of the stem of pairs of spikelet’s 2-5cm in length. Vetivert is grown primarily for the roots, from which the oil is extracted, the roots can grow to a depth of 4 metres, and the roots tolerate drought, frost and fire.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that Vetivert grass can help to prevent soil erosion? No part of the plant go to waste, the leaves are used to feed livestock, the flowers are used as decoration to honour the Hindu God NatarajaIn and the roots are used to keep drinking water cool, to scent wet air cooler systems, woven to make matting for the floor, storage baskets and window and door curtains. Recent research has shown that because the roots of vetivert grow horizontally, it makes an ideal plant to grow to help stabilise the soil and prevent soil erosion in the wet areas that vetivert prefers to grow.
Blends With: Benzoin, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Violet & Ylang-Ylang.
Safety Advice: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising. Not suitable for human consumption.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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