Vettiver, Veṭṭivēr: 3 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vettiver in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Vetiveria zizanioides, Vetiveria odorata. For the possible medicinal usage of vettiver, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Vettiver in India is the name of a plant defined with Plectranthus vettiveroides in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Coleus vettiveroides Jacob (among others).

2) Vettiver is also identified with Vetiveria zizanioides It has the synonym Anatherum muricatum (Retz.) P. Beauv. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bulletin de l’Institut Française d’Afrique Noire (1960)
· Flora of the Southeastern United States …
· Symbolae Antillarum (1903)
· Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires (1904)
· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1941)
· Petite Flore de l’Ouest-Africain (1954)

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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Veṭṭivēr (வெட்டிவேர்) [veṭṭi-vēr] noun < வெட்டி⁴ [vetti⁴] +. [Telugu: vaṭṭivēru, M. veṭṭivēru.]

1. Cuscus-grass. See இலாமிச்சை. [ilamichai.] (பதார்த்தகுண சிந்தாமணிமேகலை [patharthaguna sindamani] 477.)

2. Black cuscus-grass. See குறுவேர்¹. [kuruver¹.] Local usage

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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