Cuscus

Scientific name of Cuscus: Chrysopogon zizanoides

Name  of Cuscus in different languages:

English: Vetiver

Sanscrit: Khus Khus

Malayalam: Ramacham രാമച്ചം

Plant description:

Cuscus or Vetiver- Chrysopogon zizanoides -is an erect, perennial, in grass family, grow up to 1 to 1.5 meters high, leaves are long, thin, length up to 150 cm and 0.8 cm wide. Stems are tall and the flowers are brown or purple, roots can grow 2 to 4 m downward in depth. The leaves can become up to 120 to 150 cm long and about 0.8 cm in wide.

Useful plant parts of Cuscus: Root, oil

Medicinal uses:

severe stomach pain, vomiting, rheumatic arthritis, skin disorders, and it has an antiseptic property to treat acne and sores.
Chemical content: benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, vetivone a, vetivone b, vetivene.

Vetiver is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Angamarda Prashamana Kashaya Karappan Thailam Nisakathakadi kashayam
Asana Manishtadi Oil Kayasthadi Varti Patoladi Ghrita
Baladhatryadi Thailam Kumkumadi Tailam Pippalyadi Ghrita
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Madhookasavam Pippalyasavam
Diarid Tablets Mahatiktaka Ghrita Prameha Mihira Taila
Drakshadi Kashayam Manjishtadi Thailam Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam
Gopanganadi Kashayam Marma Thailam Seethamsu Tailam
Grahanimihira Taila Nalopamaradi Keram Stanyajanana Kashayam
Guduchyadi modaka Nalpamaradi Thaialam Stanyajanana rasayanam
Jeevanthyadi Kashayam Nasika Choornam Talisapatradi Vatakam
Kamentose tablet Niruryadi Gulika Tungadrumadi Thailam

 

 

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