Vetiver essential oil has many health benefits which are attributed to its properties as vulnerary, tonic, sedative, nervine, cicatrisant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic and anti – inflammatory substance. Vetiver is famous all over the Indian Subcontinent but many people around the world are unfamiliar with this plant. It is popularly known by other names such as Khus – Khus or Khus. It is extensively used in beverage industry, food, cooling and perfume industries. The botanical name of vetiver is Andropogon Muricatus or Vetiveria Zizanoides. This grass has a very musky, earthy, mild and pleasant smell. It has cooling effect on our mind and body. It is used to thatch roofs of earthen houses and mattresses. Also the vetiver is used to thatch the side panels of water based room and window coolers because it cools and add fragrance to moist air. This essential oil can be used by patients who suffer from muscular aches, gout, arthritis, rheumatism, dryness and cracking of the skin.
Health benefits of vetiver essential oil
Vulnerary: The vetiver essential oil can help heal wounds by promoting the growth of new tissues in the wounded places. Also it can keep those places safe from infections by inhibiting growth of microbes. Also it promotes the accumulation of leucocytes and platelets at that location.
Sedative: The vetiver essential oil is well known as a sedative substance. It sedates nervousness, restlessness, epileptic and hysteric attacks, anxiety, convulsions and emotional outbursts, afflictions and nervous irritations. Also it can be used by patients who suffer from insomnia.
Nervine: Nervine is a tonic for the nerves. The vetiver essential oil is nervine. This essential oil takes care of the nerves and maintains their good health. Also it can heal the damage which is done by stress, fear and shock. Also it can help to rid of nervous and neurotic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, lack of control over limbs and spasms, epileptic and hysteric attacks, afflictions and nervous disorders.
Tonic: The effect of a tonic on the body which is having this essential oil is quite similar to that of the overhauling and servicing on vehicles. A tonic tones up every system of the body such as nervous, endocrine, immune, excretory, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems. It keeps the metabolic system in order. It rejuvenates the body. The vetiver essential oil boosts immune function and gives strength.
vetiver essential oil benefits
Aphrodisiac: The vetiver essential oil is mixed in beverages and sorbets. It has aphrodisiac effect. It enhances the libido. It arouses feelings of sexual desire. It is known fact that the sex has more to do with the psychology of our brain than the physiology so this essential oil is a natural cure for most sexual disorders such as impotence, lack of libido and frigidity. There are some components in the vetiver essential oil which stimulate those portions of your brain and your problems in your bedroom will finish.
Antiseptic properties: In the tropical countries such as India and its neighbors, bacteria and microbes grow very fast due to the favorable humid and hot climates which are found in these regions. Our wounds are most likely to get sepsis in these climates because there are many bacteria which are located there. The vetiver essential oil can stop the growth of Staphylococcus Aureus which is the bacteria that is responsible for causing sepsis and also it eliminates them. It is totally safe to be taken orally or to be applied externally because in the both ways it will protect wounds from sepsis.
Cicatrisant properties: Cicatrisant agents are substances which speed up the eradication or disappearance of scars and other marks from our skin. Also it promotes the growth of new tissues in the affected places which replace the discolored and dead tissues and they help achieve a uniform look. This property of vetiver essential oil also is a very beneficial to remove fat cracks, after spots left by pox, burns and post delivery stretch marks for pregnant woman.