Obtained through steam distillation of the Vetiver plant, and is used in India to thatch roofs of houses and to make curtains for doors and windows, as it is an effective cooling agent as well as a good insect repellant.
Benefits and Uses
Anti-inflammatory: Cools and soothes inflammation, both internal and external.
Anti-septic: Prohibits the growth of bacteria and is an effective antibacterial agent when applied to wounds, cuts and burns.
Vulnerary: Promotes the growth of new tissues, which helps wounds and cuts to heal, and minimizes scar tissue.
Nervine: Effective as a nerve tonic for soothing anxiety and heals damaged nerves.