Patchouli is extremely useful for skin infections. It has traditional use as a moth repellent. Patchouli is often added to perfumes because of its aphrodisiac affect. Its thickness makes it a natural fixative, and it seems to be particularly effective with fungal, yeast and bacterial infections. It can also be useful as a mouthwash or a gargle.
Origin of Patchouli
The plant is native to Malaysia and India, where it is known as `puchaput`. The word is derived from Hindustan word `patch` meaning `green` and `ilai` meaning `leaf.`
Properties Of Patchouli oil
Patchouli acts as regenerative, fungicidal, decongestant, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic and tonic.
Most common uses :
Antiseptic and anti-fungal
Good for all kinds of fever
Good for a number of skin conditions, including scars, acne, eczema, burns, allergies and hemorrhoids.
Widely used in India as Moth repellent.
Mixes well with: ylang ylang, lemon, musk, Neroli and rose
Warning: beware of imitation fragrance oils.