Latin:  Chrysopogon (Vetiver) zizanioides

Family:  Poaceae

Parts Used:  Aerial


Properties:  Anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, vulnerary

Actions:  Vetiver is a strongly aromatic grass that has long been used in India as an uplifting and relaxing oil.  It has a deep, rich, woody and earthy  tone that is often used by aromatherapists for helping those with depression, insomnia, anxiety, stress and achy tight muscles.

Dosage:  As essential oil, standard dosage.

Contraindications:  Standard essential oil warnings.