Patchouli/Pogostemon Cablin

Patchouli is a bushy perennial herb that grows to around 1 meter high. It has a sturdy stem, soft hairy leaves and white, with a tinge of mauve, flowers in terminal spikes. It is harvested two to three times a year with the best quality being harvested during the wet season. The strongly scented leaves are picked by and then dried for three days before distillation. This drying process is critical for yield and quality. It should not be carried out in the sun, nor should fermentation be permitted.

Perfume Key Qualities: Warming and stimulating. It is reputed to be an aphrodisiac.
Therapeutic properties: Patchouli has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, decongestant and febrifuge properties. It is a nervous stimulant (sedative in low dose, stimulating in high dose) and a digestive stimulant.
Ayurveda Medicine: Balances the Vata docha, decreases the Pitta docha and increases the Kapha docha.
Energies

Patchouli grounds and strengthens the will to live. Patchouli can spiritualize sexuality and facilitate the enjoyment of the senses as well as awaken creativity. It can relax an over active intellect. It allows the chakras in the feet to connect with the earth and draw energy from it. Patchouli can help one to define who one is and then how to express this in the world. Patchouli is used in money, sex and physical energy blends. Patchouli can help us to recognize and appreciate the sacredness of life.

Specifications
Origin: Indonesia
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Colour: A thin, clear, amber liquid.
Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium earthy aroma.
CAS Numbers: 8014-09-3

Aroma Description: Strong, musty and spicy.

Precaution
Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.
Disclaimer
These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).
Reference

The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.

Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.

Certificate of Analysis

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