Description & Extraction:
It is a perennial, bushy plant that grows up to 1meter (3 feet) high, with
a sturdy, hairy stem and large, fragrant, furry leaves, about four inches
long and five inches across. It has whitish flowers tinged with purple. 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.' Patchouli oil has a rich musky-sweet, strong spicy and
herbaceous smell. It is light yellow to dark brown in color and is a thick
oil. Patchouli oil is extracted from Pogostemon cablin (also known as
Pogostemon patchouli) of the Labiatae family and is also known as patchouly
and puchaput. Patchouli oil is extracted from the young leaves which are
dried and fermented prior to steam distillation and yields 2 - 3 %. This oil
improves with age to have a fuller, more well rounded odor.
Blends well with:
Patchouli essential oils blend well with one another, patchouli oil blends
particularly well with bergamot, clary sage, geranium, lavender and myrrh.
The chemical components of patchouli oil are b-patchoulene, a-guaiene,
caryophyllene, a-patchoulene, seychellene, a-bulnesene, norpatchoulenol,
patchouli alcohol and pogostol.
Patchouli oil are antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac,
astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge,
fungicide, insecticide, sedative and tonic.
Uses & Precautions:
- Patchouli oil has grounding and balancing effect on the emotions and
banishes lethargy, while sharpening the wits, fighting depression and
- It is also said to create an amorous atmosphere.
- It is effective for fungal and bacterial infection and is of great
help for insect bites.
- It could also be used as an insect repellant and is also used as a
support for dealing with any substance addiction.
- With its excellent diuretic properties, it is effective in fighting
water retention and to break up cellulite, easing constipation and
helping to reduce overweight.
- It is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but the smell of
patchouli oil may be a little persistent for some people and large doses
may cause loss of appetite in some individuals
Patchouli oil has a beneficial effect on the skin, helps for infections and
insect bites, water retention and can help with stress related problems and
Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy, patchouli oil can be used to fight anxiety and
depression, while at the same time creating a very amorous atmosphere and
acting as an insect repellent.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, patchouli oil can help to
fight depression, skin and scalp complaints, fungal infections, fluid
retention, help to break down cellulite and also assists with constipation,
overweight and dermatitis.
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||.PT - 1028/2010
||Slightly viscous liquid
||Characteristic Persistent, Camphoraceous odour
||Pogostemon Cablin Benth (Fam: Labiatae)
|Specific Gravity At 20oC
||0.956 - 0.975
|Refractive Index At 20oC
||1.5080 - 1.5110
|Optical Rotation At 20oC
||-49o to -57o
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