Ruh Khus (Wild Vetiver) Essential Oil (Chrysopogon nigritanus)


Ruh Khus (Wild Vetiver) may also be referred to as Vetiveria Zizanoides, black vetivergrass. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the root.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Earthy Fresh Green Slightly sweet Soft Warm

  • Common Name(s): Vetiveria Zizanoides, black vetivergrass
  • Synonyms(s) for Chrysopogon nigritanus: Andropogon nigritanus, Andropogon squarrosus var. nigritanus, Andropogon zizanioides var. nigritanus, Chrysopogon zizanioides var. nigritana, Jardinea kibambeleensis, Mandelorna insignis, Vetiveria nigritana, Vetiveria zizanioides var. nigritana

  • Botanical Family: Poaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Chrysopogon
  • Chemical Family: Ketones, Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Indigenous Country: India
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Root
  • Shelf Life: 8 + years
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan

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