Vetiver Roots (Ramacham)
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Ramacham or vetiver खस की जड़ 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 a 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 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.
Scientific name: Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty
- Synonyms : Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash V. odorata Virey, Andropogon muricatus Retz.
- Family : Poaceae
- Vernacular names:
- English : Vetiver
- Malayalam : Ramacham
- Hindi : Khus खस की जड़
- Sanskrit : Usirah
- Tamil : Vettiver