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

Pogostemon cablin leaves and flowers
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

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

PropertiesEdit

 
Pogostemon cablin essential oil.

CirculatoryEdit

Reduces water retention and cellulite.

DigestiveEdit

Relieves constipation.

EmotionalEdit

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression.

GynecologicalEdit

Helps premenstrual syndrome.

ImmunologicalEdit

Fights bacterial and fungal infections.

SexualEdit

Increases libido.

SkinEdit

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