Patchouli

Summary

Patchouli: anti-inflammatory medicinal plant with many other interesting medicinal properties, indicated mainly in cases of digestive disorders and gastroenteritis.

names

Name: patchouli, patcholi, patchouli, patchouli, patechuli, oriza
Latin name: Pogostemon cablin (Pogostemon patchouly Pellet)
French name: patchouli
English name: patchouli, patchouly
German name: Indisches Patschuli
Italian name: patchouli, patchouli
Spanish name: patchouli

Family

Lamiaceae

Constituents

Essential oil, sesquiterpenes (patchoulol).

parts used

Dried leaves (essential oil).

Effects

Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, tonic, digestive stimulant, sedative and calming.

Indications

Internal use

– Digestive disorders and gastroenteritis (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

– Depression

– Anxiety

External use (creams, essential oil, spray, …)

– Oily skin, dry skin, acne

– Prevention of insect bites

– Headaches

Secundary effects

None known (in our opinion). Please read the leaflet and consult a specialist.

contraindications

None known (in our opinion). Please read the leaflet and consult a specialist.

Interactions

None known (in our opinion).

Preparations

– Essential oil

– Creams and ointments

Where does patchouli grow?

Patchouli is native to Asia, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. It currently grows in most of its native regions in Asia and in other tropical and sub-tropical regions of South America.

When do you harvest patchouli?

According to our information, patchouli leaves can be harvested mainly in summer.

Interesting Observations

Patchouli is a plant used in cosmetics, including anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams.

It is also used in perfumery, several perfumes are based on patchouli.

In traditional Chinese medicine patchouli is used to treat gastroenteritis.

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