Latin name: Pogostemon cablin.
Family name: Labiatae.
Country or Region: Indonesia.
Growing practice: Patchouli oil is distilled from the leaves and is a viscous amber colored oil. It has an intense earthy, balsamic-woody aroma. Patchouli oil is used extensively in the east to prevent disease and scent clothing and linens. Some traditional uses: for athlete’s foot, as an aphrodisiac, to relieve stress and nervous exhaustion. It main chemical components are: Patchouli alcohol, pogostol, bulnesol, patchoulene, nor patchoulenol.
Emotional profile: to relieve indecision, lethargy, mood swings.
Blends well with: vetiver, clary sage, myrrh, bergamot, neroli, rose, lavender, clove, geranium, cedarwood, and sandalwood.
Warnings: No known contradictions.