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Khas Powder

Khas Powder

Primary benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Act as a dietary support.
  • It is a cooling herb; pacify the high Pitta (fire).
  • It helps to maintains healthy temperature of body.
  • Used for preparing Sharbat (sherbet) or soft drink during summer, especially in North India.
  • Roots are used as water flavoring agent.
  • Drink in the morning provides very cooling sensation. Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash, a member of the family Poaceae commonly known as Khas.

Other benefits as per Ayurveda

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


Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:


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


Tetrahedron Lett., 1982, 23, 4639.

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