Vetiver, Khas-Khas, Khus-Khus
Latin name: Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash (Gramineae), Andropogon muricatus Retz., A.squarrosus Hook. f.,non Linn. f., Anatherum zizanioides (Linn.) Hitchcock & Chase
Sanskrit/Indian name: Ushira, Reshira, Sugandhimula
Vetiver is an antiseptic and is very effective in preventing acne. Nowadays vetiver essential oil is getting popular for it's wonderful properties. Vetiver is used as a face pack along with sandalwood for making an effective treatment for acne.
We use vetiver root to make vetiver water. This vetiver water can be used for both drinking and as a hair rinse.
Vetiver is sometimes applied directly to the skin for relieving stress, as well as emotional traumas and shock; treating lice; and repelling insects.