Synonym > Andropogon jwarancusa Jones.
Family > Poaceae.
Habitat > Himalayas from Kashmir to Assam, ascending up to more than 300 m and in the north-western plains.
Ayurvedic > Bhuutikaa, Laamajja- ka, Laamajja. (Subs. Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash.)
Unani > Izkhar.
Action > Blood purifier, bechic, anticholerin, emmenagogue, febrifuge, antirheumatic (also used in gout). Flower—styptic. Essential oil—antimicrobial.
Major constituent of the essential oil is piperitone (64.7%) others include borneol, cadinene, camphene, camphor, farnesene, geraniol, alpha-and beta-pinene. The antibacterial activity is attributed to piperitone.