Patchouli is a bushy herb of mint family it reaches up to 75mts in height & it consist of pale pink white flowers. It grows well in hot weather, but not direct sunlight. Flowers produce seed which are harvested for planting. Cuttings from mother plants can also be rooted in water to produce additional plants.
Patchouli oil is obtained by steam distillation of leaves. Highest quality oil is produced from fresh leaves.
It has deep, musky fragrance.
Its chief components are Patchoulol & nor patchoulenol.
It blends well with bergamot, Clary sage, geranium, lavender & myrrh.
- It is a widely used in modern perfumery.
- In industrial products such as paper towels, laundry detergents & air freshers.
- It also acts as insect repellent.
- It is an important ingredient in incense.
- It is used in protection of clothes & fabrics from insects.
- This is great for people suffering from depression.
- It soothes inflammation.
- It protects wounds & ulcers from developing infections & becoming septic or tetanus.
- It helps to strengthen the hold of gums on teeth, prevents sagging of skin.
- It acts as anti ageing substance.
- It speeds up healing process of cuts & wounds & fades scar.
- It stimulates generation of new body cells.
- It can eliminate or mask body odor.
- It increases frequency of urination thus helping in removal of toxins from body.
- It also helps in losing weight.
- It increases appetite.
- It lowers cholesterol.
- It reduces body temperature in case of fever by fighting infections.
- It inhibits fungal growth.
- It reduces signs of insomnia.
- It tones up whole body.
- It is useful for treatment of eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis & sores.
- It provides relief from constipation.
SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS:
Its aroma can be irritating to certain people.