Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides  Essential Oil Information

Vetiveria zizanoides

Vetiver Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Vetiveria zizanoides

 

Haiti, Sri Lanka, India

Root








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distilled

Dark brown

Thick

Strong








Fragrance

Woody, smokey, earthy, herbaceous and spicy












Benefits

Treats skin problems including acne, oily skin, dry skin, dermatitis, cuts, insect bites, bug bites, scars, and itching of the skin, as well as heals chapped, cracked skin and eczema. Helps arthritis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, swelling, muscle or joint stiffness, plus gout. Slows rapid heartbeat and breathing rate, calms, eases stress, helps insomnia and depression.















Blends Well With

Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang














Constituents

Benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, a-vetivone, B-vetivone, vetivene, vetivenyl vetivenate













Properties

Antidepressant (mild), antiseptic, antispasmodic, depurative, rubefacient, sedative (nervous system), stimulant (circulatory system), tonic, vermifuge















Safety

Generally safe, but use cautiously when pregnant or nursing.











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