Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil
Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a bunchgrass native to India that shares characteristics with other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa. It is mainly cultivated in India, Haiti, Tahiti and Java, and its complex root structure make vetiver good protection against soil erosion. Vetiver is used as a flavour in cooking, and the roots can be steam-distilled to produce vetiver essential oil.
Botanical name: Chrysopogon zizanioides
Other names: Andropogon muricatus, vetivert, khus khus
Main constituents: Benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, α-vetivone, β-vetivone, vetivene, vetivenyl vetivenate.