Benachar – Vetiveria Zizanoides

Vetiveria Zizanoides is a perennial bunchgrass of the family Poaceae, native to India, grows to 150 centimetres high and form clumps as wide. Under favorable conditions, the erect culms can reach 3m in height. Vetiver is most closely related to Sorghum but shares many morphological characteristics with other fragrant grasses, such as lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), citronella (Cymbopogon nardus, C. winterianus), and palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii). 

Is also called Chrysopogon zizanioidesVetiverBenachar, Cuscus, KhusKhus, Reshira, etc. 

The roots (tinctures, pasta, juice, powder, ash), as well as essential oil (from the roots), leaves (paste, juice) and plant seeds are used in Ayurvedic medicine and cosmetology. 

The plant helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion, but it can also protect fields against pests and weeds. Vetiver has favourable qualities for animal feed. From the roots, oil is extracted and used for cosmetics, aromatherapy, herbal skincare and ayurvedic soap. Due to its fibrous properties, the plant can also be used for handicrafts, ropes and more. Benachar has been used to produce perfumes, creams and soaps. It is used for its antiseptic properties to treat acne and sores. 


– relieves fever, inflammation, burning, irritation; helps with all diseases that are accompanied by external and internal burning and fever – fever, ulcer, gastritis, dysentery, vomiting, etc. 

– used in Ayurveda to reduce heat in the treatment of malaria. 

– as an effective remedy for bites of scorpions and snakes 

– as a means of providing a deep relaxing effect, relieves stress, helps in the treatment of depression and fatigue, tension, anxiety, insomnia, increased drowsiness, improves emotional mood and tone 

– for muscle pain and arthritis, sprains and rheumatism 

– improves digestionrestore appetite 

 - stimulates metabolism and prevents the accumulation of excess weight 

– as a means of normalizing the temperature regime of the body, optimizes sweating 

– as a highly effective tool for maintaining skin tone and elasticity 

– In ancient times, noble women with the help of vetiver baths restored the firmness and elasticity of the skin, the grace of the figure after childbirth. 

– for the treatment of skin diseases, cleanses the skin, relieves inflammation, rash, itching, irritation, helps with burns and ulcers, insect repellent. In India, even animals are rubbed with ointments from vetiver to protect them from parasites. 

– remove toxins from the body 

– as an aphrodisiac, an erotic stimulant that increases potency and eliminates frigidity, treats sexual dysfunctions that have arisen on the mental and emotional levels 

– as a means of stimulating blood cells that deliver oxygen to all organs, increases the level of oxygen in the blood, has the ability to produce estrogen, therefore it is important for menopause 

– from headache and migraine 

– as a tonic for the nervous system, calms the nervous system, eliminates anxiety, anxiety, nervousness, anger, emotional outbursts, hysteria 

– Vetiver and vetiver oil are very widely used in cosmetology and perfumery. They are part of creams, oils, gels, shampoos, bath foams, masks, soaps, perfumes, hair care products. 


Pregnancy and breast-feedingBenachar is likely unsafe to take Benachar if you are pregnant. It might cause a miscarriage. It’s also best to avoid vetiver if you are breast-feeding. The effects on a nursing infant are unknown.