Valerian vs. Vetiver

Valerian vs. Vetiver — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Valerian and Vetiver

Valeriannoun

Any of several plants of the family Valerianaceae, especially Valeriana officinalis, native to Eurasia and widely cultivated for its small, fragrant, white to pink or lavender flowers and for use in medicine.

Vetivernoun

A grass (Vetiveria zizanioides syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides) of tropical India, often planted to control erosion and widely cultivated for its aromatic roots, which yield an oil used in perfumery.

Valeriannoun

The dried rhizomes of Valeriana officinalis, used medicinally as a sedative.

Vetivernoun

The essential oil obtained from the roots of this plant. Also called vetivert.

Valeriannoun

A hardy perennial flowering plant, Valeriana officinalis, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers.

Vetivernoun

The grass Chrysopogon zizanioides ( <= Vetiveria zizanioides), which is native to India, but planted throughout the tropics for its fragrant roots and for erosion control.

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Valeriannoun

More generally, any plant of the genus Valeriana.

Vetivernoun

The aromatic root of the grass.

Valeriannoun

(uncountable) The root of Valeriana officinalis, used in herbal medicine.

Vetivernoun

An essential oil derived from the root; the fragrance of the oil.

Valeriannoun

An extract of the dried roots of the Valeriana officinalis used in herbal medicine as a sedative.

Valeriannoun

a plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or ink flowers

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