Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Patchouli

Patchouli oil comes from the leaves of Pogostemon cablin plants. It has a spicy, woody scent.

Pogostemon cablin leaves and flowers
Pogostemon cablin leaves and flowers
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Properties edit

Pogostemon cablin essential oil.

Circulatory edit

Reduces water retention and cellulite.

Digestive edit

Relieves constipation.

Emotional edit

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression.

Gynecological edit

Helps premenstrual syndrome.

Immunological edit

Fights bacterial and fungal infections.

Sexual edit

Increases libido.

Skin edit

Improves acne, eczema and scar tissue. Promotes wound healing. Alleviates insect bites.