Ramacham, Vetiver, Khus Roots - Buy Online
Ramacham or vetiver falls under the category of perennial grass variety which belongs to the Poaceae family. In western and northern parts of India, it is known by the name ‘Khus’. The grass has tall stem and long, thin and rigid leaves. Brownish-purple coloured flowers are another peculiar feature of these plants. Unlike other grass varieties which have a horizontal root system, Ramacham or vetiver has a downward root system which grows up to a depth of 4m. Water boiled with these dried roots is commonly used as a herbal drinking water. This is believed to be good for vigour and vitality. Arthritis patients make use of these dried roots in stuffing the bed as it is known to have certain healing power. People also make use of a handful of Ramacham or vetiver roots as a body cleaning brush while bathing. Some of the health benefits of Ramacham roots are as mentioned below.
- It has a cooling effect, immune-modulatory, digestive and regulates menstruation.
- These roots can be used as a natural remedy for headaches, ulcers, burning sensations and blood related diseases.
- Drinking water prepared using these roots are effective against diarrhoea and vomiting.
- It helps in purifying blood and removes body odour and excessive sweating.