Vetiver is a tall perennial grass with aromatic roots. It is mostly found in the southern parts of India. As such it is the roots of vetiver that are the most important part of the plant. Since they are used to extract essential oil and medicinal compounds. Vetiver is colloquially known as ‘Khus Ki Jad’ (Khus Roots) in Hindi. It is potentially known to cool the body and calm the mind.

Let’s look at the few benefits of vetiver

It is well known for its cooling and soothing properties. It cools the body and mind from excessive heat. It can even curb any sort of inflammation in the body.

Vetiver is also known to help reduce sleeplessness. Just a few drops of vetiver extract in water can induce a peaceful night sleep even to people suffering from severe insomnia.

It is also beneficial for the brain and the entire nervous system. And known to improve cognitive functioning. It is even effective for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

Since it is known to have tranquilizing effects it can prove to be an advantage for fast-paced millennials suffering from extreme stress and anxiety.

Vetiver helps in supporting tye fight against frequent mouth ulcers. It has anti-inflammatory properties that are known to subdue soreness caused due to ulcers.

Vetiver is possibly your best bet to improve immunity. Known for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties it protects the body against viral, bacterial and fungal infection.

It is an incredible nervine tonic that helps in nerve healing to rectify the damage caused by any shock, fear, or stress. Vetiver may also aid in treating neurotic disorders.

Vetiver is known to revive sluggish metabolism and helps the body to rejuvenate. Since it aids in keeping the metabolism in order, it is effective in maintaining overall health and wellness.

It is also used in muscle pain, skin issues, arthritis, rheumatism, cuts, stings, burns, etc

These advantages of vetiver make it an out and out winner in maintaining a rhythm in today’s fast-paced life.

If you need to let go of some steam, all you need to do is include vetiver daily drops to your daily night ritual, to seek all the above-mentioned health benefits.

Dr. Kamna Desai

Dietitian, Mumbai

A qualified Dietitian from Mumbai with over 20 years of expertise in the field of health and nutrition.