Vetiveria zizanioides (Savendara) ෴ සැවෙන්දරා
Vetivever, also known by its botanical name Vetiveria zizanioides, is another valuable medicine used in Ayurveda to treat various ailments. Vetiveria zizanioides, a herbaceous grass, is best known for its fragrant root system. That is, Vetiveria zizanioides are cultivated locally in any wetland in Sri Lanka and abroad in India. That is to say, vetiveria zizanioides are known by about thirty two names in Helawedaka and some of them are Indra Gupta, Abhaya, Sugandhimulaka, Rathapriya, Jalavasa etc. However, the most commonly used name is vetiver. vetiveria zizanioides are widely used in medicine, as well as in the manufacture of soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, oils, and mats, as well as in the manufacture of vignettes. In addition, vetiveria zizanioides are used in Ayurveda as a medicine to prevent various diseases.
Medicinal properties of vetiveria zizanioides:
Vetiveria zizanioides can be used as a medicine to treat these diseases. However, it is best to seek medical advice when using hand remedies.
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