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Vetiver Oil  

[VRI/SP/10-034]

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP

Source - Root

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$ 18.48

Botanical Name:  Vetiveria Zizanoides (Chrysopogon zizanioides) Common name:  Read More

Botanical Name: 

Vetiveria Zizanoides (Chrysopogon zizanioides)

Common name: 

  Ushira

Plant family: 

 Poaceae

Genus: 

Vetiveria

Appearance/Color:

Medium consistency, and is a brown to reddish brown liquid.

Odor:

A base note with a strong aroma, has an earthy, woody scent characteristic of oils derived from roots, with a rich note that is popular in products designed for men.

Blends With:

Cedarwood, Chamomile, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juiper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rose, Sandaalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla and Ylang-Ylang.

Origin:

 Indonesia

Source:

Roots

Method of Extraction:

Steam Distillation

 

Vetiver essential oil (VEO) is produced by steam distillation of the aromatic roots of the tropical grass Vetiveria zizanioides, which is native to the Indian subcontinent. VEO has a long history of use primarily due to its insect-repellent property and persistent green-woody note. Scientific studies have evaluated its insect-repellent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and metabolic activities.

Ushira (Vetiver) is known as nectar in summers as it lightens all health issues related to heat and summer. The scientific name of the Ushira plant is Vetiveria zizanioides. It is famous with the name of khus. These are known as perennial grass that can grow up to one to two meters high with wide clumps. Ushira tillers are known as stem produced by grass plants. The clumps or tillers arise from rhizomes. The clumps can be grown up to 8 feet. These tillers are strong and stiff. The rhizomes are so small and do not run out. The lodging is very low in these. Roots of the plants are spongy, stout and strong type. These are with aromatic character. The root system of the plant is somewhat massive but compact, structured and very strong. It grows about 2 feet on both sides of the plant but it can acquire depth up to 8 feet. The leaves of the plant can grow up to 120 to 125 cm long and 0.8 cm wide. The leaves are narrow, keel and erect with rough margins. The inflorescence panicles are 15 to 30 cm long with 2.5 to 5.0 cm long whorl branches. These are purple brown in color. The spikelet are of grey, green or purple color, 1/8-1/4 inch long with three stamens.

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) essential oil (VEO) has a long history of use. However, research on its biological activity in human skin cells is scarce. Vetiver essential oil (VEO) is produced by steam distillation of the aromatic roots of the tropical grass Vetiveria zizanioides, which is native to the Indian subcontinent. VEO has a long history of use primarily due to its insect-repellent property and persistent green-woody note. Scientific studies have evaluated its insect-repellent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and metabolic activities.

 

Vetiver Essential Oil in Pharma

V. zizanioides has also been cultivated for many industrial applications, including the production of the commercially and medicinally valued volatile oil that can be distilled from its root. V. zizanioides essential oil (VZ-EO) has been frequently used as a functional ingredient and fragrance in foods, aromatic products, and cosmetics. The vetiver oil is an expensive edible oil in the Chinese market and which has also been used in India in many ways as a food additive, such as flavoring syrups, ice cream, and beverages and for food preservation. Moreover, VZ-EO is commonly used as traditional medicine in Thailand and India for the treatment of numerous syndromes, such as gastritis, fever, headache, mouth ulcers, toothache, and chronic inflammation.

 

COMMON USAGE

·        Reduces inflammation

·        Eliminates scares

·        Prevents bacterial infections

·        Enhances libido

·        Acts as a tonic

·        Prevents nervous disorders

·        Relieves insomnia

·        Speeds-up healing

Ingredients:

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Safety Summary

·        Hazardous No Data

·        Contraindications Not Known

Systemic Effects

·        Acute toxicity: no data available

·        Respiratory and skin sensitization: no data available

·        Carcinogenicity: no data available

·        Germ cell mutagenicity: no data available

·        Reproductive toxicity: no data available

·        STOT single exposure: no data available

·        STOT repeated exposure: no data available

·        Phototoxicity: no data available

 

 

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

·        Aquatic Toxicity:  toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

·        Bioaccumulation: No data available

·        Mobility in soil: No data available

·        Persistence and degradability: No data available

·        PBT and vPvB assessment: No data available

·        Other adverse effects: Do not allow it to enter into water systems and marine environment.

S. No.

Ingredients

Strength (%)

1

Khusimol (zizanol)

3.4-13.7

2

Vetiselinenol (isonootkatol)

1.3-7.8

3

Cylocopacamphan-12-ol (epimer A)

1.0-6.7

4

a-cadinol

0-6.5

5

a-vetivone (isonootkatone)

2.5-6.4

6

b-vetivenene

0.2-5.7

7

b-eudesmol

0-5.2

8

b-vetivone

2.0-4.9

9

Khusenic acid

0-4.8

10

b-vetispirene

1.5-4.5

11

g-vetivenene

0.2-4.3

12

a-amorphene

1.5-4.1

13

(E)-eudesm-4 (15),7-dien-12-ol

1.7-3.7

14

b-calacorene

0-3.5

15

g-cadinene

0-3.4

16

(Z)-eudesm-6-en-11-ol

1.1-3.3

17

g-amorphene

0-3.3

18

Ziza-5-en-12-ol

0-3.3

19

b-selinene

0-3.1

20

(Z)-eudesma -6,11-diene

0-2.9

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