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LATIN NAME FAMILY NAME Vetiveria zizanoides Poaceae note: Chinese vetivert has a high acid content & may irritate skin Andropogon muricatos, Graminaea, khus khus amber to olive viscous earthy, deep, smoky / musty smell / sweet persistent undertone base
SYNONYMS COLOUR VISCOSITY AROMA NOTE
COUNTRIES OF PRODUCTION India, Tahiti, Java, Haiti, Indonesia, Ski Lanka, Reunion, Philippines, Comoro islands, Japan, West Africa, South America PARTS USED EXTRACTION METHOD YIELD washed, chopped, dried & soaked roots & rootlets steam distillation 0.5%
BLENDS WELL WITH benzoin, grapefruit, jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood, orange, lavender, melissa, Litsea cubeba, bergamot, lemongrass, ylang ylang
MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTS vetiverol, vetivene, furfurol, vetivazulene, tricyclovetivene, bicyclovetiverol, tricyclovetiverol, a-vetivone, b-vetivone, vetiverol acetate, vetivenic acid, palmitic acid, benzoic acid WARNINGS & CONTRA INDICATIONS → generally no contra-indications → non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising → rare reports of dermatitis in hypersensitive individuals
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, rubifacient, sedative, emmenagogue, immunostimulant, circulatory stimulant, vermifuge, tonic, stimulant & nervine
VETIVERT ESSENTIAL OIL
also revitalises the body by fortifying red blood corpuscles which results in a boost in the transport of oxygen in the blood RESPIRATORY → SKIN → burns → acne → cuts → hair growth → oily skin → psoriasis → scalp care → skin problems → mature skin → inflammations VETIVERT ESSENTIAL OIL 2 .THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS – EMOTIONAL – good for stress & tension hence name “oil of tranquillity” → calming & soothing to the mind → nervous tension → anxiety → stress → balancing → centering → depression → grounding → mental exhaustion CIRCULATION → DIGESTIVE → considered to activate venous circulation in digestive organs GENITO-URINARY → PMS → frigidity → impotence → tonic → induces menstruation → sexual dysfunction on an emotional and mental level NERVOUS SYSTEM → insomnia → sedative effect on central nervous system (CNS) → has been used to reduce dependency on tranquilisers → although sedative.
STRUCTURAL → rheumatism → arthritis → sprains → stiffness → muscular aches & pains → good for connective tissue OTHER → METHODS OF APPLICATION AEROSOL → nervous complaints → insomnia → repelling insects BATH / FOOT BATH → mental & physical exhaustion → nervous complaints → skin conditions → rheumatism → arthritis → insomnia CREAM OR MASSAGE OIL → aches & pains → nervous complaints → rheumatism → arthritis → many skin conditions COMPRESS → NOTES → VETIVERT ESSENTIAL OIL 3 .