Patchouli

Botanical Name Pogostemon cablin  
Botanical family Lamiaceae  
Origin Indonesia, India, China 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Flowering Tops 
Note Base 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color light yellow to yellow 
Odor sweet, earthy, oriental and warm 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Sesquiterpenes (40–50%): 
guaiene, bulnesene, patchoulene, seychellene  
Sesquiterpenols (40–45%): patchoulol, pogostol 
Therapeutic properties  1. Venous, lymphatic and prostate decongestant
2. Phlebotonic, lymph tonic
3. Anti-inflammatory
4. Vulnerary  
5. Analgesic  
6. Potentially oestrogenic
Main therapeutic indications  1. Internal and external haemorrhoids, varicose veins, heavy legs, oedema
2. Prostatitis, prostate congestion  
3. Rosacea
4. Inflammatory, scar tissue and allergy dermatosis: acne, eczema, psoriasis, chapping, beds
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