Patchouli

Patchouli Essential OilPatchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin), sometimes called "the scent of the sixties," has a musky, earthy, exotic aroma. In Eastern cultures, it is commonly used around the house to provide general support for health and to help release negative emotions. Patchouli essential oil is very beneficial for the skin, helping to reduce a wrinkled or chapped appearance. Patchouli is a general tonic that supports the digestive system and soothes occasional queasiness.* Patchouli has an approximate ORAC of 494,271 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. 

Historical Data: The leaves of patchouli were placed between Indian cashmere shawls en route to Victorian England, so as to protect the merchandise from moths. In fact, these shawls were not sold in England without the signature smell of dried patchouli leaves. These were used in the East as a part of potpourris and sachets, along with being placed between linen in order to keep bedbugs away. The Indian ink derives its characteristic smell with the mix of patchouli oil and camphor oil. 

Key Constituents:
Patchoulol — 25-35%
Alpha-Bulnesene — 14-20%
Alpha-Guaiene + Seychellene — 15-25%
Alpha-Patchoulene — 5-9%

Patchouli PlantsFragrant Influence: Patchouli essential oil promotes relaxation, clarifies thoughts allowing the discarding of jealousies, obsessions and insecurities.

Wellness Solutions: Patchouli can be used for hypertension, skin conditions such as eczema and acne, fluid retnetion, listeria infection, relaxant, digestive aid to combat nausea, relieves itching. Patchouli protects the wounds and ulcers from infections and from being septic. Patchouli also promotes growth by helping generation of new body cells which helps in production of red blood cells. It was seen mainly helpful in regeneration of new skin cells, thus keeping the skin healthy, young and vibrant.



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