Khas Powder

Vetiveria zizanioidis, root powder


Primary Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Act as a dietary support.
  • It is a cooling herb; it pacifies the high Pitta (fire).
  • It helps to maintain a healthy body temperature.
  • Used for preparing Sharbat (sherbet) or soft drink during summer,
    especially in North India.
  • Roots are used as a water flavoring agent.
Product Package : 16 oz, 454 gm


Other Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • It supports a healthy complexion.
  • It helps to neutralize the acid pitta (fire) dosha (humors) that is formed in the stomach.
  • Khas is also a support for healthy prostate gland in males.
  • The paste of khas is also beneficial for the bad odor of sweat.

Possible Indications

  • Fever due to heat
  • Redness or burning of eyes
  • Excessive thirst
  • Dehydration
  • Bleeding or hemorrhage
  • Water or fluid imbalance due to heat
  • Burning micturition.

As per Ayurveda

Khas or Khus grass in India is a perennial grass with thick fibrous adventitious roots which are aromatic and highly valued. Vetiveria has been known to India since ancient times.

Khas Powder helps to pacify the Pitta (Fire) in the body. It helps to remove excessive heat from the body. It helps to calm the burning feeling of the body. It helps to calm the mind and helps to provide strength to nerves. It helps to balance the excessive feeling of thirst and dryness of the mouth. It also helps in glowing skin.

High quality powder of ayurvedic herb from its natural habitat. Free from gluten, soya, dairy, binder, preservatives or artificial colors.

Common & Uncommon Names

  • Family Name: Poaceae
  • Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
  • English Name: Vetiver, Khas-Khas,Khus-Khus
  • Hindi Name: Ushira, Reshira, Sugandhimula


  • Rasa (Taste): Bitter, Sweet.
  • Guna (Characteristics): Light, Dry
  • Virya (Potency): Cool
  • Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent

Best Source

Open dry places at elevations up to 1000 meters.

Directions for Use

  • The decoction of Khas Powder when taken with milk and sugar at least once a day for about a week helps to get rid from the unpleasant body odor caused due to extreme sweating.
  • Make a paste of Khas powder and Sandal Powder and apply over the face. It helps in supporting healthy skin and complexion.
  • Mix crushed almonds, Khas Powder in equal quantity and rock sugar according to taste. Mix all and store in an airtight bottle. Take 2-3 spoons twice a day for a healthy body.

Internal Use

Take 1 to 3 Gms (One-third to half teaspoon) 2 times a day Khas Powder with water 1 – 2 hrs after meals. Take first dose after breakfast. In summer, it can be used as a cold drink.

External Use

Make a medium paste of powder with warm water and apply on the body to keep the body cool only for the peoples who has high pitta (fire) skin. It works as a deodorant, if you are mixing with other herbs, use Khas proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.


  • Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider. Keep away from the reach of children.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle

  • Nutritional diet
  • Morning walk
  • Peaceful mind
  • Yoga
  • Positive thinking

Foods to Favor

  • Light diet
  • Rice
  • Green gram soup
  • Bitter gourd
  • Bottle gourd
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Carrots
  • Fresh fruits [Amla, Orange, Apple, Papaya, Grapes]
  • Light moong dal
  • Cucumber
  • Food rich in bitter and pungent taste

Foods to Avoid

  • Fried food
  • Lady finger
  • Coco asia
  • Esculent root
  • Tomato
  • Masoor Dal
  • Ice creams
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Junk food
  • Sweet food
  • Excess salty or sour food


  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Maintain proper hygiene.
  • Take Triphala powder or Amla daily to maintain morning regularity.


  • Avoid long exposure to sun.
  • Use of cosmetics should be limited.
  • Avoid excess sea food or non vegetarian food.

Classical References

  • Bhavapraksha Nighantu
  • Dhanwntri Nighantu
  • Dravyaguna Vigana
  • Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India

Scientific References

  • Tetrahedron Lett., 1982, 23, 4639.

Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books

Special Notes

This herb has been approved by the Department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidence as well as classical reference of each ingredient by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.

GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility: Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.