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Vetiver Essential Oil Benefits

By on June 7, 2010

Vetiver Essential Oil BenefitsVetiver essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of tall, tufted, perennial, scented grass which has white rootlets and narrow leaves. It is dark brown viscous liquid and has very sweet, earthy, musky smell. It has a cooling effect on mind and body. The botanical name of vetiver is Vetiveria Zizanoides. Vetiver essential oil has numerous benefits some of which are given below.

Vetiver oil is used extensively in perfumes as an excellent base note and fixative. It complements essential oils such as patchouli, lavender, sandalwood, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and clary-sage. Vetiver oil has a very soothing and cooling effect which can pacify and calm various inflammations. It is particularly effective in giving you relief from the inflammations in circulatory and nervous systems.

Vetiver oil can be used to treat the inflammations caused by dehydration and sun stroke. It is also used as an anti-septic as it can efficiently stop the growth of Staphylococcus Aureus, the bacteria that is responsible for causing septic. Vetiver oil eliminates these bacteria and helps to cure septic. It can also be applied on wounds and can also be taken orally in order to protect the internal organs from turning septic.


Vetiver oil is also used in aromatherapy. Since it is deeply relaxing oil, it is used in massages and baths for problems relating to nervous tension, insomnia, depression and debility. The excess heat of body and mind is released due to its use. Vetiver oil is considered as non-sensitizing, non-toxic and non-irritating oil. It can be used by the sufferers of acne for its treatment.

In cases of estrogen and progesterone insufficiency that is associated with premenstrual syndromes and menopause, vetiver essential oil provides stimulation to the endocrine glands. It also stimulates the circulatory system and supports and strengthens a weakened immune system. It lowers the rapid heart beat and breathing and helps the cardio respiratory system to attain a calmer state.


Vetiver oil is a good sedative and is used for emotional grounding and stabilizing the emotions. It is used to sedate convulsions, afflictions, insomnia, anger, epileptic and hysteric attacks, restlessness, irritations, nervousness and anxiety. Its tonic tones up every metabolic system of your body and keeps the metabolic system in order, rejuvenates your body as well as gives strength. It is also used in the remedy for sexual disorders such as impotence, frigidity and lack of libido.