Science of Herbs

Vetiveria Zizanioides

Vetiveria Zizanioides

Common Name: Khas, Khas-Khas Grass, Ushira
English Name: Cuscus grass
Botanical Name: Andropogon muricatus Retz; Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash
Family: Gramineae

Description: Vetiver is a densely tufted, wiry, glabrous perennial grass. The plant grows in large clumps from a much-branched root stock with erect culms 0.5-1.5 m high. The leaf blades are relatively stiff, long and narrow--up to 75 cm long and 8 mm or less in width, glabrous but "downward rough" along the edges.

Chemical Constituents: The major active ingredients are active constituents identified are khusimol, vetivone, eudesmol, khusimone, zizaene, and prezizaene.

Properties: Vetiveria zizanioides widely used as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretics. This plant is a potent antioxidant, antimicrobial. Antibacterial, Antifungal.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Kidease Syrup
  • MITVANA Refreshing Shaving Gel