Vetiver (Chrysopogon spp.)
An Indian native, vetiver is a perennial grass of the Poaceae family. In the scientific literature, vetiver is referred to as both Brazilian vetiver or vetivergrass (Vetiveria zizanioides) and vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides); these Latin names are considered synonymous.
Tamil literature mentions the usage of vetiver for medical purposes and vetiver oil is commonly used in high-end perfumes. Currently, there is a lack of available high-quality clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of vetiver for any indication.
Brazilian vetiver, Brazilian vetiver oil, Brazilian volatile oil, Chrysopogon, Chrysopogonaciculatus, Chrysopogon zizanioides, Poaceae (family), vetiver acetate, vetiver oils, vetivergrass, Vetiveria zizanioides L., Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash ex Small.
These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.