CODE: 66

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Latin names: Chrysopogon zizanoides, Cymbopogon muricatus, Andropogon muricatus (previously Vetiveria zizanoides)
French names : Vétiver, Khus-khus
Other English names : Khus-khus, Cuscusgrass
Extracted from: roots
  • Need roots? Anchorage? Stability? One drop of vetiver oil under your feet and you will feel like roots are growing deep into the ground.
  • In an after-shave lotion with a bit of alcohol and two or three other oils like Ginger, Cardamom or Davana... 
  • Perfect oil for the 1st chakra. 
The Tamil name of Khus-khus is Vetiver, which is not the name of a dish but means "chopped". Indeed, it is necessary to plow a ton of ground to get out a pound of roots. Vetiver is a Poaceae: a large grass made of tufts of slender leaves nearly two feet long but is actually in its roots that lies its strength. This is also out of them that the essential oil is extracted. There is so much force that its roots are still used after distillation to feed the fire for the next distillation and livestock.
Its roots are intertwined and tangled in the soil to a depth of 2 meters. They are so entangled that they can hold river banks and slopes during severe floods and monsoons. The molecules of essential oil are also the same game in jar: they are mostly sesquiterpenoids (very long for an essential oil). So long that they are intertwined in the flask like roots in the ground.
The essential oil is not very fluid and comes out with great difficulty from the bottle. That's why you have special caps with a large opening on our bottles of vetiver. This feature makes the oil smell last much longer. That is why perfumery uses it very often in fragrances to keep smells (as a fixative). It is particularly present in after-shaves.
The term "Extra-sup" or "Extra" can sometimes be seen on the bottles. This is not a designation of quality but it qualifies the first part of the distillation ... And it's interesting to know what that means.
To take out this plant's very long molecules, it must distil for a long time. If the cuts are industrially harvested and pile up, it is more profitable to work too quickly. So they are not distilled long enough.
In the end, the oil is not balanced and can't give everything the plant has and wants to give. It's a shame. In addition, being a plant that balances hormones and body functions, it needs all its components. One cannot balance out a scale with one hand behind their back.
Plants like vetiver require long distillation in order to be worthy of aromatherapy.
Gives roots and helps them grow.
Confers stability and security.
Helps you to be more pragmatic, down-to-earth and realistic.
Provides foundation in the body and allows you to feel it.
Helps to bond again with own body.
Improves relations with the Earth.
Gives inner strength and the roots necessary to avoid being shattered by any emotion.

Insect repellent
Boosts lymph circulation, Lymphatic draining agent
Stimulates the veins, Vein drainer
Immunostimulant, Stimulates the immune system
Against stress
Calming, Tranquillising, Relaxing
Antifungal, antimycotic
Antipruritic agent, against pruritus (itching)
Regulates sebum production
Emmenagogue, Stimulates menstruations
Erythropoietic, Stimulatesproduction of red cells, Antianemic agent

Mosquitoes and flying insects
Heavy legs, lymphatic edema, lymphatic insufficiency
Heavy legs, veinal edema, venous insufficiency
Water retention
Varices, varicosis, phlebitis
Infectious disease, immune weakness, Immunodeficiency
Jet lag
Irritability, nervousness, hypersensitivity
Nail fungus, skin mycosis
Itching, pruritis, insect bites
Inflammation, tendonitis, ligamentitis, arthritis
Seborrhoea, excessive sebaceous secretion
Amenorrhea, lack of rules

Kapha's stability-security in all its splendour.
After putting Kapha forth, it supports the Pitta energy.
Reduces Vata

Sesquiterpene alcohols (vetivenol ~ 50% isovalencol 1-15%, 1-15% khusimol, eudesmol beta, beta-cadinol ...)
Sesquiterpenes (20% vetivenes, amorphenes, selinene, calacorene ...)
Sesquiterpene ketones (alpha and beta-vetiverones 5-10%, vetivone, khusimone) Sesquiterpene ketones are not toxic.
Acids (zizanoic)
Furanocoumarins: none

       Batch VET2001/531  (PDF, 232, Ko, French)

No known contraindication within physiological dosage.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children, pregnant women: No known contraindication within physiological dosage.
Synthetic oils are common at untrustworthy distributors. (Thank the guarantee offered by the ISOnorms and the principles of HACCP = Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)

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