Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a perennial grass belonging to the Poaceae family and is native to India but is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world oil that is popularly known as “Khus-Khus”.
Vetiver oil is extracted from the washed, chopped, dried and soaked roots and rootlets by steam distillation and contains antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, tonic, sedative and vulnerary therapeutic properties.
Vetiver oil has been used extensively in perfumery, food, and pharmaceutical industries and has a number of health benefits.
Vetiver oil is known for its pleasant, mild, earthy, and musky aroma, which has a cooling effect on the body and the mind.
Vetiver oil tonic property tones up every system of the body, such as the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems.
With that said, it keeps the metabolic system in order, rejuvenates the body, gives strength and boosts the immune function.
It enhances the libido and arouses feelings of sexual desire.
Since sex has more to do with the psychology of the brain than the physiology, a remedy for most sexual disorders like frigidity, lack of libido, and impotence because of its aphrodisiac property.
Vetiver oil used in a cream or lotion can be used to moisturize and nourish the skin and is specifically beneficial for dry, irritated skin.
It is also helpful in reducing wrinkles and stretch marks and to improve the tone of slack skin, as well as helping wounds to heal.
Take a warm bath with a few drops of vetiver oil for deep relaxation.
Vetiver oil is used most commonly as a sedative too. It helps to release nervous tension, anxiety, anger, restlessness, insomnia, and depression.
Vetiver oil is also excellent for coping with fear and stress.
The oil also helps to rid the body of any disorders which have to do with the nerves, including hysteria, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and lack of control over the limbs.
As an anti-septic, the oil assists with wound healing by inhibiting microbial growth on an infected area.
It also assists with regeneration of any necessary tissues for optimum wound healing.
Before using vetiver oil, it is important to contact a health care provider especially if pregnant, breast-feeding or have a medical condition.