Vetiver Essential Oil
Latin Name: Vetiveria zizaniodes Stapf
Part of plant: Root
Aroma Character: Heavy, earthy-woody
Blends Well with: Benzoin, Grapefruit, Jasmine
Vetiver Properties: General strengthening and stimulating (glandular system, circulation); stimulates immune system; against rheumatism; promotes menstruation; against parasites; repels insects; germicide for the air.
Vetiver Indications: Mental exhaustion; circulatory weakness, coronaritis; liver-pancreas insufficiency; immune depression; rheumatism; arthrosis; amenorrhea, infrequent menstration; urticaria; skin parasites, skin care; room disinfectant.
Vetiver Main Components: Vetiverol, vetivene, a-b-vetivone, vetivenyl acetate, vetiverone, cadinene.
Vetiver Contraindications, side effects: Should not be used by babies and pregnant women.
Vetiver has been utilised for its fragrance for many years. It has been used to scent fabric, and woven into baskets, mats and window coverings.
Vetiver is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. It is also very good for muscular aches and pains, nervous tension and insomnia.