|Latin Name :||Vetiveria zizanioides|
|English Name :||Vetiver|
|French Name :||Vétiver|
|Family :||Poaceae or gramineae|
|Origin :||Haiti, India, Indonesia|
History and Origin
Native to India and Indonesia, vetiver belongs to the poaceae family, also known as gramineae family. Its leaves are long and narrow. Its strong roots develop vertically and can grow 2 to 3 meters deep. The plant is very useful, because of its roots, to protect the soils from erosion and to control water run-off. It is the plant roots which are distilled to obtain essential oil.