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Patchouli - Aromatheraphy Essentail Oil
Patchouli
(Pogostemom Cablir)


PATCHOULIPatchouli 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.
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