Metaphysical Properties Of Vetiver (Vetivert)
Official Name: Andropogon zizanioides
Other Names: Khus-Khus, Vetivert, Moras
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Hex-Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore
- Vetiver Root is burned to overcome evil spells. It is also used in love powders, sachets, incense and added to the bathwater in a sachet to make yourself attractive to the opposite sex.
- Vetiver is also used in money spells and mixtures. Place it in a cash register to increase business.
- Carry Vetiver to attract luck.
- Vetiver is burned in anti-theft incenses.
Vetiver is particularly important in the Ayurvedic tradition. There, it is also said that it tempers, corrects, balances out both character and emotions. More accurately, it affects the Vata dosha, the source of all movement, of all dynamics. This dosha affects respiration, and it ensures that all bodily operations go well. It is the source of all impulses; it proposes body and mind in the future, in another headspace to see the world differently. A slight disequilibrium is enough to shatter it all and let into place fear, tremor, fatigue, and insomnia. As the tree which roots suddenly ceases to grow, the person whose data is out-of-balance struggles till he rots.
But vetiver recreates the lost harmony. Symbolically speaking, it is the root but also the sap of which the root is filled.
It is soothing, helps to reduce the body heat or fever, is invigorating, diuretic and tonic. The roots contain a chemical known as benzoin, which helps treat headaches. In addition, vetiver is also highly effective in curing skin complaints and assisting in diminishing anxiety and tension.