Health Benefits of Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver oil has been used in traditional medicine in South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Africa for thousands of years.
It’s native to India, and both its leaves and roots have wonderful uses.
Vetiver is known as a sacred herb valued because of its uplifting, soothing, healing and protective properties. It’s a natural body cooler — making it extremely popular in tropical countries.
This grass has a very pleasant, mild, earthy, and musky smell which has a cooling effect on the body and the mind. In fact, in India and Sri Lanka it’s known as the “oil of tranquility.”
Vetiver oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. In these treatments, vetiver oil is used to treat imbalances and heal health disorders like muscular aches, fevers, arthritis pain and headaches. One interesting use, vetiver essential oil was used in massaging brides to sanctify them before marriage. Because of its cleansing and therapeutic properties, it’s known to heal a person from within.
This essential oil is very popular in aromatherapy and has many medicinal properties, which are described in greater detail over the page.