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Scientific Names: citrus aurantium

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Chinese names: Cheng, zhi ke, zhi shi

Bangladesh names: Kagji lebu, Lebu 

Arabic names:   نجيل الهند (najeelu l’hind) 

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Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 1.5 m


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Herb Name: Vetiveria

Other Names:  Khus Khus, cuscus

Scientific Name:  Citrus aurantium

Family:  Gramineae

Common parts Used:  roots

Vetiver is basically a grass with spongy root. The leaves of the plant are thin. The color of flower is brown or purple. It belongs to the family Gramineae. It requires moist soil to grow.

The roots are used as condiment. It roots are aromatic and are used to flavor different items. It is also used in different perfumes. An essential oil is also extracted from the roots. Mats are made by the vetiver roots are common in India.

Vetiver is used for medicinal purposes. It is widely used in aromatherapy. It is used internally for stimulation of circulatory system. It also considered good for nervous problems. The aroma of the essential oil extracted is considered to ease tension and stress. It is also used in making soaps and used as a tonic bath. Vetiver is also good for muscular pain when externally applies. The Vetiver has moisturizing effect on skin and is used against dry skin.