The vetiveria is important for fragrance and beverage industries. It originates in India, Chrysopogon zizanioides is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world. The major vetiver producers include Haiti, India, Java, and Réunion. Yield is 39 kg/ha.
Essential oil is perfumery or fixative and odour stabilizer, in high grade perfumes and cosmetics.
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1. Anonymous 1998. three new varieties of vetiver released for commercial cultivation. CIMAP Newsletter 25 (1&2): 4-5.
2. Luqman, Suaib, et al. "Detection of Antibacterial Activity in Spent Roots of Two Genotypes of Aromatic Grass Vetiveria zizanioides." Pharmaceutical biology 43.8 (2005): 732-736.
3. Champagnat, Pascal, et al. "Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Vetiveria nigritana and Vetiveria zizanioides Roots." Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 10.6 (2007): 519-524.
4. Chou, Su-Tze, et al. "Study of the chemical composition, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity of essential oil from Vetiveria zizanioides." Food Chemistry 134.1 (2012): 262-268.
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