Vetiver is a coolant, but yet aids in digestion. It is widely used in treating fever, dysuria, burning sensation, fatigue syndrome, skin disorders etc. Potable water prepared with this also has many health benefits. Vetiver roots treat the mother earth too. Maybe it is mentioned in Krishi Shastra. Vetiver roots increase the ground water recharge capability of soils. Itv increases the biomass content in the soil upto 3 meters depth. It will be very difficult to add leaves and manure at that depth. Vetiver roots add the biomass as roots, and they decay after 18 months . Vetiver root oil is termite-repelling.
Pachana – Digestive, relieves Ama Dosha
Stambhana – blocks, dries up channels
Dahahara – Relieves burning sensation, as in gastritis, neuropathy, burning sensation in eyes etc
Madahara – relieves intoxication
Jwarahara – useful in fever
Trushnahara – Relieves thirst
Asrajit – useful in blood disorders such as abscess
Vishahara – Anti toxic
Daurgandhyahara – relieves bad odor
Mutrakrichrahara – Relieves dysuria, urinary retention, acts as diuretic
Kushtanut – useful in skin diseases
Vaminut – relieves vomiting
Vranahara – heals wounds quickly
Klantihara – relieves tiredness, fatigue
Vataghna – useful in treating disorders of Vata Dosha imbalance such as neuralgia, paralysis, constipation, bloating, etc
Mehanut – useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes.
Vetiver water – Vetiver is used to make potable water. A few grams of Vetiver root powder is added to water and this water is filtered and used after 2 – 3 hours. Once the vetiver is put into water, the water should be used within 10 – 12 hours of time. Each day, water and vetiver should be replaced with fresh ones.
Such prepared water will have almost all the qualities of Usheer, as explained above, but in slightly lesser intensities.