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Scientific name of Cuscus: Chrysopogon zizanoides
Name of Cuscus in different languages:
Sanscrit: Khus Khus
Malayalam: Ramacham രാമച്ചം
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
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.