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