People take vetiver for nerve and circulation problems and for stomach pain. Some women take vetiver to start their periods or to cause an abortion.
Vetiver is sometimes applied directly to the skin for relieving stress, as well as for emotional traumas and shock, lice, and repelling insects. It is also used for arthritis, stings, and burns.
Vetiver is sometimes inhaled as aromatherapy for nervousness, insomnia, and joint and muscle pain.
In manufacturing, vetiver is used as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages.
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