Main Therapeutic Properties
The Digestive system:
|Part of Plant used:
|Country of Origin:
|Colour of oil:
||Strong, musty, hot, earthy, dry
||Top-mild Mid-strong Base-strong
||Azulene, patchoulene, patchoulol
|Actions on the body:
||Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cytophylactic, sedative.
If obesity is present, patchouli can help treat sagging skin, it can support black pepper in maintaining tone in the skin.
The Nervous system:
Frigidity, calms nervousness
The Reproductive system:
Soothing to menstrual cramps, especially emotions
The Respiratory system:
Can help reduce inflammation, use with pine or black pepper.
Astringent, useful in treating ageing, sagging skin, can be soothing to inflamed skin conditions, acne, athlete’s foot, cracked or chapped skin, eczema (weeping), fungal infections, open pores (has an astringent effect), wrinkles.
Very relaxing, centering and grounding, gives a sense of solidness, protecting.