Khus is an evergreen plant, which grows throughout the year, and is not too tall in size and length. The Khus grows like grass and it is enriched with medicinal and herbal properties. The hydrosol is obtained by steam distillation process from the leaves and flowers. It is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol, so it is used in flavoring of food and cuisine.
Kuss kuss grass
Khus oil, benzoic acid, vetivene
The Khus is known for its refreshing aroma and essence, so it is used in the food industry for flavoring of beverages and confectioners. The other use of the Khus Hydrosol is in traditional medicines. It has natural coolant and refreshing property and it keeps stomach cool and healthy. The oil is also used as massage oil and helps in rejuvenating.
|Botonical Name||Vetiveria zizanoides L|
|Country of Origin||North India|
|Color & Odor||Dark brown / Green with Rich, woody, earthy/mysterious aroma|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol|
|Specific Gravity||0.990 to 1.032|
|Optical Rotation||50 to 130|
|Refractive Index||512 to 1.523|
|Flash Point||130 C|
|Extraction Method||Hydro Distillation|
|Name||Khus (Vetiver) Hydrosol|