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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Vetiveria zizanoides KS-1essential oil
Plant Name
: Vetiver, Khus
Plant Variety Name
: KS-1
Plant Tissue Name
: Root


The vetiveria is important for fragrance and beverage industries. It originates in India, Chrysopogon zizanioides is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the worlThe major vetiver producers include Haiti, India, Java, and Réunion. Yield is 17.8 kg/ha.

Other Details

Essential oil is perfumery or fixative and odour stabilizer, in high grade perfumes and cosmetics.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Patra NK, Kumar B. 2005. improved variety and genetic research in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). In : Proceedings of second national Interactive Meet on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: 53-61.

2. 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.

3. Clery, Robin A., Christopher J. Hammond, and Anthony C. Wright. "Nitrogen compounds from Haitian vetiver oil." Journal of Essential Oil Research 17.6 (2005): 591-592.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Khusimol 31.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
12-Ethyl-5-Methylpyrazine 5.4
2Methyl Quinoline 2.7
34-Methylpyridine 1.3
42,3-Dimethylpyridine 0.3
52-Aminoacetophenone 0.6
62-Ethyl-6-Methylpyrazine 0.6
72-Isopropyl-3-Methoxypyrazine 0.6
8Dimethylquinoline 0.6

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