Anatherum zizanioides, Andropogon odoratus, Chiendent des Indes, Chiendent Odorant, Chrysopogon zizanioides, Cuscus, Cuscus Grass, Cuseus Grass, Khas, Khas-khas, Khus Khus, Khus-khus Grass, Phalaris zizanioides, Reshira, Sugandhimula, Usheer, Ushira, Vétiver, Vetiveria zizanioides, Vetivergras, Zacate Violeta.
People take vetiver for nerve and circulation problems.
Some women take it to start their periods or to cause an abortion.
Vetiver is sometimes applied directly to the skin for relieving stress, as well as emotional traumas and shock; treating lice; and repelling insects.
Vetiver is sometimes inhaled as "aromatherapy" for nervousness, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
In manufacturing, vetiver is used as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages.
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