Latin name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Vetiveria:The roots are aromatic and are used as a food flavouring.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Open dry places at elevations up to 1000 metres in Nepal.
Other uses of Vetiveria:The aromatic roots are used in pot-pourri and perfumes. The essential oil from the roots is used in perfumery. The plant has deep-rooted and far-ranging roots that make it a valuable plant for controlling soil erosion in cultivated fields. It is often planted along the contour lines for this purpose.
Propagation of the herb:Seed -
Cultivation of Vetiveria:Open dry places at elevations up to 1000 metres in Nepal.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Vetiveria zizanioides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.