Botanical name Vettiveria zizanoides
Family name Gramineae
English name Khuskhus grass
Common name Vetiver
Synonyms Naladam, Mrnaalam, Sevyam, Virabadra, Abhaya
Habit Perennial tufted grass.
Useful Parts Layers and roots.
Common Uses – Externally – cool, refrigerant, deodorant, it reduces perspiration. Internally – tonic, strengthener, blood purifier, antipyretic, expectorant andhemostatic. Other medicinal uses of Khus-Khus include ringworm treatment, indigestion and loss of appetite. It is used to treat many skin disorders and is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system.
Indications Diabetes, fever, burning sensation, fatigue, thirst, body odor, pain, emaciation, intoxication and bleeding disorder.
Products description It is a main ingredient in Ushir Powder, Sahacharadi Oil and Pitta Tea.