Vetiver Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
  • Alternative Names: Khas Khas Grass
  • Botanical Family: Poaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Trans-isovalencenol
  • Other Main Constituents: Khusimol
  • Extraction Method: Hydro Diffusion
  • Plant Part: Root

Evaluation of the Constituents of Vetiver Oil Against Anopheles minimus (Diptera: Culicidae), a Malaria Vector in Thailand

Tisgratog R, Sukkanon C, Grieco JP, Sanguanpong U, Chauhan KR, Coats JR, Chareonviriyaphap T Journal of Medical Entomology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The development of resistance by mosquitoes to current synthetic compounds has resulted in reduced effectiveness of prevention and control methods worldwide. An alternative nonchemical based control tools are needed to be evaluated particularly plant-derived essential oils…. Read more »

Anti-oxidant activity and major chemical component analyses of twenty-six commercially available essential oils

Wang HF, Yih KH, Yang CH, Huang KF Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study analyzed 26 commercially available essential oils and their major chemical components to determine their antioxidant activity levels by measuring their total phenolic content (TPC), reducing power (RP), β-carotene bleaching (BCB) activity, trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl free… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Phytoremediation of Cu and Zn by vetiver grass in mine soils amended with humic acids

Vargas C, Pérez-Esteban J, Escolástico C, Masaguer A, Moliner Environmental science and pollution research international, 2016 ABSTRACT: Phytoremediation of contaminated mine soils requires the use of fast-growing, deep-rooted, high-biomass, and metal-tolerant plants with the application of soil amendments that promote metal uptake by plants. A pot experiment was performed to evaluate the combined use of… Read more »

Vetiver grass: An environment clean-up tool for heavy metal contaminated iron ore mine-soil

Banerjee R, Goswami P, Khanindra P, Mukherjee A Ecological Engineering, 2016 ABSTRACT: Aims Vetiver grass – Chyrsopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty is a known plant tolerant to heavy metals and its use as an alternative method for rehabilitation of iron ore mine-soil has been investigated. Methods A pot experiment was performed over a period of three… Read more »

De novo assembly and characterization of root transcriptome in two distinct morphotypes of vetiver, Chrysopogon zizaniodes (L.) Roberty

Chakrabarty D, Chauhan PS, Chauhan AS, Indoliya Y,  Lavania UC, Nautiyal CS Scientific reports, 2015 ABSTRACT: Vetiver, a perennial C4 grass, has long been known for its multifarious uses in perfumery, medicine and environmental protection. Two distinct vetiver morphotypes have been identified in India, i.e., A. North Indian type characterized by thick and smooth fast… Read more »

Plants traditionally used as mosquito repellents and the implication for their use in vector control

Tisgratog R, Sanguanpong U, Grieco JP, Ngoen-Kluan R, Chareonviriyaphap T Acta tropica, 2016 ABSTRACT: Numerous plants with insect repelling properties are native to the tropics where they are produced for a wide range of medicinal purposes. In Thailand, these native plant species have a history of use for personal protection against biting insects. From our… Read more »