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 and hemostatic. 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.
Product description –It is the main ingredient in Ushir Powder, Sahacharadi Oil, and Pitta Tea.