Vetiver - Vetiveria zizanoides

Vetiveria zizanoides


Vetiver originated in sub-continental Asia. It belongs to the Poaceae family and is presented in the form of a large perennial herb which can reach 2 m in height. Its roots can descend to more than 3 m in depth.


The people of the eastern Mediterranean used to plunge vetiver roots in water and perfume themselves with it before nuptial and festive ceremonies.


Vetiver roots yield an essential oil used for its sweet perfume with woody and earthy notes.

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