Patchouli is a plant with hairy scented leaf, which grows in tropical areas of Burma, India and Malesia. Nowadays, the major use for patchouli is in perfumery. Interestingly enough, by maturing and ripening, patchouli essential oil becomes richer and even more aromatic. A thick, yellowish brown oil is obtained by steam distillation of its dried leaves.
The main constituents of this essential oil are sesquiterpenes.
Patchouli essential oil is a good vein tonic and it stimulates skin regeneration. It has traditionally been used to treat hemorrhoids, varicose veins and phlebitis as well as for the treatment of seborrhea.
Keep away from light and heat. Do not apply directly to skin or to mucose membranes. Not for oral use. Keep out of the reach of children.
Cultivation: conventional culture
Method of production: steam distillation
Part of the plant: the part above ground
Country of origin: Indonesia
Main constituents: patchulol, alpha-guaiene, alpha-patchoulene, alpha-seychellene