The name Vetiver is derived from Tamil வெட்டிவேர். The plant is popular all over the Indian Subcontinent. It is used in agriculture, food, medicine, and perfumery. It is also known as Khus. The botanical name of Vetiver is Vetiveria Zizanoides or Andropogon Muricatus. This tropical grass has a very pleasant, mild, earthy, and musky smell which has a cooling effect on the body and the mind.
Odore Mio Fragrances containing Vetiver Oil
Holistic Benefits of Vetiver
The health benefits of vetiver essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrizant, nervine, sedative, tonic, and vulnerary substance.
Acts as a Tonic
Vetiver tones up every system of the body, namely the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems.
Prevents Nervous Disorders
Vetiver takes care of the nerves and maintains their good health. It also heals the damage done to the nerves by shock, fear, and stress. Furthermore, it helps get rid of various nervous and neurotic disorders, and lack of control over limbs and spasms.
Vetiver is a well-known sedative. It sedates nervous irritations, afflictions, convulsions and emotional outbursts such as anger, anxiety, epileptic and hysteric attacks, restlessness, and nervousness. It even benefits patients that suffer from insomnia.
This property of Vetiver oil helps heal wounds by promoting the growth of new tissues in wounded places and also by keeping it safe from infections by inhibiting the growth of microbes. It also promotes the accumulation of leucocytes and platelets at that location.
The soothing and cooling effects of Vetiver essential oil calm and pacify all sorts of inflammation. It is particularly good at providing relief from inflammation in both the circulatory and nervous system. It is also found to be an appropriate treatment for inflammation caused by sunstroke, dehydration, and loo, which is the name given to very hot and dry winds prevalent during summer in the dry South Asian regions.
Cicatrizant agents are substances that speed up the eradication or disappearance of scars and other marks on the skin. It also promotes the growth of new tissues in the affected places which replace the dead and discoloured tissues and helps achieve a uniform look. This is also useful for post-delivery stretch marks for pregnant women, fat cracks, after spots left by pox, and burns.
Prevents Bacterial Infections
Vetiver is popular in tropical countries as antibacterial agent. This oil efficiently stops the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, the bacteria responsible for causing sepsis and eliminates them. It is totally safe for this oil to be applied externally on the wounds or taken orally in order to protect wounds as well as internal organs from sepsis.
Mixed in sorbets and beverages as a flavouring agent, Vetiver essential oil has an aphrodisiac effect. It also enhances the libido and arouses feelings of sexual desire.