Latin Name

Vetiveria zizaniodis

English Name

Khaskhas grass

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta.

Properties and Uses

It has Cooling character and act as an effective diuretic agent therefore commonly used in urinary problems such as painful, burning micturition. It relieves the feeling of excessive thirst. It has calming and nourishing effect on brain. It has mild expectorant action. It is commonly used medicine in pitta diseases. Due to expectorant action it is used in the formulations for respiratory diseases.

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