Vetiver is commonly called the “oil of tranquility” in India. The Latin names are Andropogon muricatus, Anatherum zizaniodes, Chrysopogon zizanioides (Ushira) and Vetiveria zizanioides. More commonly called in English: Vetiver, Khas-Khas, and Khus-Khus. Andropogon muricatus is an aromatic grass plant that grows in India. This native plant grows up to 2 meters. Its valuable roots grow in a downward manner to a depth of 2-4 meters. The essential oil, extracted from its roots, delivers numerous health benefits well known throughout India.
The oil blends well with other oils like lavender, lemongrass, ginger, frankincense, cedarwood, chamomile, sandalwood, vanilla, spikenard, ylang-ylang, Rose and Patchouli. It has excellent fixative properties and that is why it is cultivated for use in perfume. Its medicinal and deeply relaxing properties are used in aromatherapy.1
It’s not only the scented oil that makes Andropogon muricatus special, but the plant is known to provide other remarkable external curative properties. It is a cicatrisant or vulnerary (contains a property that speeds up the disappearance of scars and other marks from the skin, and promotes the growth of new tissues in the affected places). It’s also reputed to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, tonic and more.
India’s Oil of Tranquility in an Herbal Shampoo Powder
The essential oil of the Andropogon muricatus root system has been used in in perfumes used by royalty. It has an earthy, woody, yet sweet-smelling scent that is widely used in perfumes, cosmetics and scented soaps suitable for men and women. In fact, it is one of the botanical ingredients in Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powder by Saba Botanical of USA.
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1Please read the following disclaimer: Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.