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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 KashayaKarappan ThailamNisakathakadi kashayam
Asana Manishtadi OilKayasthadi VartiPatoladi Ghrita
Baladhatryadi ThailamKumkumadi TailamPippalyadi Ghrita
Chandanbala Laxadi OilMadhookasavamPippalyasavam
Diarid TabletsMahatiktaka GhritaPrameha Mihira Taila
Drakshadi KashayamManjishtadi ThailamSarvamayanthaka Ghritam
Gopanganadi KashayamMarma ThailamSeethamsu Tailam
Grahanimihira TailaNalopamaradi KeramStanyajanana Kashayam
Guduchyadi modakaNalpamaradi ThaialamStanyajanana rasayanam
Jeevanthyadi KashayamNasika ChoornamTalisapatradi Vatakam
Kamentose tabletNiruryadi GulikaTungadrumadi Thailam
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