Vetiveria zizanioides

English: Vetiver

Sanskrit/Indian: Ushira

Russian: Ветивер

Vetiveria zizanioides

General information:

Widely used in aromatherapy and perfume, Khas-Khas is a cooling agent, tonic and blood purifier. It is used to treat many skin disorders and is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system. Other medicinal uses of Khas-Khas include ringworm treatment, indigestion and loss of appetite.


Major constituents of the essential oil of Khas-Khas are vetiselinenol and khusimol, which render the herb its pharmacological properties.


  • Khas-Khas is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders like flatulence and indigestion.
  • It is a natural cleanser that is used in soaps, shampoos and perfumes.
  • Khas-Khas gives a cooling effect to the skin.