VETIVER

COMMON NAME: Vetiver

BOTANICAL NAME: Vetiveria Zizanioides

INDONESIAN: Akar Wagni meaning “fragrant root”

ORIGIN AND HABITAT: Native to India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka and cultivated in tropical climates

DISTILLATION: Roots are steam distilled

CURRENT AND HISTORICAL USES: soil and water conservation, erosion prevention, poverty reduction, traditional medicine practices of indigenous groups throughout world history, thatch flooring and window covers, ritual rites and ceremonial practices such as weddings