Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides,, is a tropical grass species, belonging to the plant family poaceae, which originally comes from India. The plant referred to by the local population still grows abundantly Katara grass in the wild in the hill country of North India.
From the wild grass is a precious dark green essential oil, Rhu Kiss, won that is very rare.Are many roots are a reason that the grass is much planted as protection against erosion. Across India are grass and roots used for braiding of baskets and other smaller items.
In Ayurvedic Suganti-mulaka literature it is grass, sweet scented, and also called Sita-mulaka, cooling roots, called. Vetiverwortels, Khus, are an ingredient in different recipes, they are processed into powder and taken with diarrhea or in an ointment applied externally for skin problems. Traditionally there pulled from the roots, this Green tea drink is not only a popular thirst-quencher in summer but is also drunk in fever, and inflammation. The leaves are used in the treatment of rheumatism and lumbago. In headaches is the grass together with Benzoic smoked.
Vetivergras is also a raw material for the Dilip art that found its origin in Mithila. This folkloric art was practiced primarily by women and was many centuries ago the way to economic emancipation. The flowering stems are collected, soaked and then split into very narrow strips. Using a needle of the bars, boxes and even wall hangings manufactured figures. The long thin leaves and the complex root system of wild plant supplied but very little oil on. Therefore it was grass now cultivated and grown in Argentina, Brazil, West Africa, India, Jamaica, Haiti, Zaire and Reunion. The last two, are the biggest oil producers but India provides the best quality. Vetiverolie is not only present an important raw material for perfume, also in the ancient world was the sweet thorough smell very much appreciated. The cleaned, dried roots are in small chunks, soaked in water and with steam distilled. 50 pounds of dried roots deliver 1 kilo of oil.
This produces a sticky, green-to amber essential oil, with a sweet thorough smell. Because of this typical scent is Vetiverolie to find in many perfumes. It is the oil of the peace and has a general calming effect. Traditionally, he wormdrijvend in Asia used as means to protect against pests and pets. Vetiver strengthens the immune system and can bring an upset hormone levels back into balance, especially in the transition. He has used externally stimulating and anti-bacterial properties.
Vetiver essential oil has good skin care properties and can be added to a skin oil applied for a dry, inflamed or bad rich in blood and skin.
In aromatherapy, the oil is used in; Eczema, skin irritations, itching, acne, wounds, arthritis, muscle aches, rheumatism, sprains, colic, stiffness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, nervousness, stress. Also drives out insects and parasites.
The Chinese philosopher Lao Tse wrote in the 6th century BC. "this grass smells like the feminine, to the primeval mother. It opens the way to heaven and the Earth. It's like a hardly perceptible jacket. You can rest assured, because it will never fail. "
Psychic: Vetiverolie mobilizes our most reserves in case of stress and in tense situations. He gives peace and stabilizing works at mental exhaustion. He put people who no longer live in the reality again with both feet on the ground. Gives back meaning to reality and strengthens self-awareness.
spiritual: Vetiver has a harmonising effect on the chakra system, she brings the energies of the major chakras in balance with each other and agree them on each other. Vetiver oil on the root chakra has a calming and grounding effect, so no tonic. However, the most important application finds the oil on the solar plexus, she protects this against hypersensitivity.
contraindication: not during pregnancy. careful when sensitive skin, by pure use is irritation possible. at evaporate overdose can cause headaches.
mix with: Vetiver oil let itself perfectly combine with Bergamot, Geranium, jasmine, Cardamom, lavender, orange blossom, Patchouli, rose, sandalwood, Clary Sage, Orange, Verveine and Ylang Ylang.
You will receive a detailed description with every essential oil, here are some examples: eczema: mix 5-10 drops of Vetiver with 50 ml. basic oil and rub in the eczema on a daily basis here. Wet eczema first treat with Aloe Vera gel or Tea Treegel. soothing massage oil: 5 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of lavender add to 50 ml almond oil and massaging the whole body light daily. soothing bath: mix 4 drops of Vetiver and 1 drop of Grapefruit with a teaspoon of Jojoba oil and add this to a warm bath. Good support for the immune system. evaporation: a few drops of Vetiver in the aroma lamp are relaxing and constructive. evaporation: 3 drops of Vetiver and 2 drops of lavender in the aroma lamp supplant fear and nervousness.
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