Flower Oils & Absolutes
Peppermint / Menthol
Botanical Name of Patchouli: Pogostemon cablin
Synonyms: Pogostemon patchouli, patchouly and puchaput
About Patchouli: Patchouli is a bushy herb from mint family which can grow up to 0.75 meters in height. This plant bears pale pink flowers and is a native to tropical regions. Patchouli has been well known and used since very long for its wonderful aroma in many different perfumery products. Its earthy musky fragrance contributes to make many popular branded fragrances. Patchouli is an important constituent of the famous ‘love potion’.
History of Patchouli: origins of the Patchouli can be traced to mountain slopes of Java and Sumatra islands of South East Asian region. People in this region since very long have been using this herb for many different reasons prime one being its fragrance. Soon after Patchouli was in demand for its fragrance its therapeutic properties were also discovered which lead to significant increase in its demand. It was also used as an insecticide. High value cashmere shawls sent from India to Europe use to have patchouli leaves in between them in order to protect them from any insects or moths on the way. Patchouli is also used in incense sticks which are widely used devotees to worship across religions.
Properties of Patchouli Oil: Patchouli essential oil is obtained from the young leaves of ‘pogostemon cablin’. These leaves are dried and fermented before putting them through steam distillation process. The average yield of the oil is in between 2 to 3 percentage. The major chemical constituents of this essential oil include: beta patchoulene, alpha patchoulene, alpha guaiene, patchouli alcohol, pogostol, seychellene, norpatchoulenol, etc.
Health Benefits and Applications Patchouli Oil:
Patchouli Oil is known to have number of benefits, some of the important ones include:
Anti Depressant: Scent of Patchouli oil is known to infuse positive thoughts in the mind and free the mind from any preoccupations. This oil has been used for long to treat patients suffering from depression.
Anti Phlogistic: Inflammations caused by fever can be effectively treated using Patchouli essential oil.
Anti Septic: It protects wounds from getting effected by infections and works as an anti septic. The wounds can heal better and quicker by use of this oil.
Astringent: Astringent qualities of Patchouli essential oil helps is treatment of toothaches, muscle aches, hair fall, slanginess or loosening of skin etc.
Perfumery: World over Patchouli oil is used as an active ingredient in many famous perfumes. Even the aroma of incense sticks is nothing but patchouli.
Other therapeutic properties of Patchouli Oil that make it useful are: diuretic, cicatrisant, Cytophylactic, Deodorant, Febrifuge, Insecticide, fungicide, tonic, etc.
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