Description : Patchouli is a member of the mint family. It is a large 3 feet perennial mint which grows in tropical climates. Patchouli oil has a rich musky-sweet, strong spicy and herbaceous smell.
Constituents & Specifications : Patchouli oil has various chemical compounds that include b-patchoulene, guaiene, caryophyllene, patchoulene, seychellene, bulnesene, norpatchoulenol, patchouli alcohol and pogostol. Specific Gravity : 0.88000 - 0.89400 @ 25°C Refractive Index : 1.47100 - 1.47800 @ 20°C
Properties : It is antiseptic, antifungal, saedative, nerve tonic, aphrodisia stimulant, , anti depressant etc
Benefits & Uses :
Patchouli essential oil is used as a tropical remedy for skin problems such as acne, eczema, inflamed, cracked, chapped and irritated skin. It is known as a cell rejuvenator and helpful in healing wounds and scars.
It combat depression, frigidity, anxiety, dandruff, wrinkles, herpes and other fungal infections. Patchouli oil is considered as an excellent base note and fixative in perfumery, being a component in many famous perfumes.
Patchouli incense are very popular and preferred form of incense.
Patchouli is a pest deterrent used to keep wool moths out of Indian shawls and rugs.
It is an important ingredient in toiletries, cosmetics, breath fresheners, insecticides, disinfectants, and commercial food flavoring.