April 18, 2011

patchouli oil benefitsPatchouli oil (also known as puchaput or patchouly) is a thin essential oil with very strong spicy and earthy aroma, extracted by steam distillation from young leaves of Pogostemon cablin, a bushy plant native to India and Malaysia. The color of this aromatic oil varies from dark brown to light yellow. Due to its beautiful exotic and long lasting fragrance, this oil is very commonly used in perfumes and fragrances, as well as in household, mainly as an aromatic agent and for protection against insects. It was very popular in the UK since the Victorian times when it was the best agent to protect the merchandise and other things from moths.

Patchouli essential oil has very rich chemical composition, with caryophyllene, seychellene, a-guaiene, a-patchoulene, b-patchoulene, a-bulnesene, pogostol and patchouli alcohol playing the main role. This oil is considered to be one of the safest and non toxic natural essential oils, which blends perfectly with lavender essential oil, myrrh essential oil, bergamot essential oil and geranium essential oil. Patchouli oil benefits embrace various therapeutic properties and actions of this natural product, including anticeptic, astringent, diuretic, tonic, sedative, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, rejuvenating, febrifuge, cicatrisant, deodorant,  fungicide and others.

First of all, patchouli oil is a great diuretic which can be used to normalize the function of bladder and kidneys, as well as stimulate detoxification and prevent water retention. patchouli essential oilThis oil can be used by those people who are working to lose weight, and it is a great natural solution for cellulite which has been used for anti-cellulite massages by thousands of women. It can help in relieving fever and inflammation, as well as lower the occurrence of contractions and spasms in stomach, muscles and blood vessels. In dentistry, this natural product can be used to strengthen gums, prevent gum bleeding and infections.

Calming, relaxing and antidepressant properties of patchouli oil  can be used to reduce negative effects of stresses, prevent anxiety, nervous tension and apathy, stimulate creativity, drive away disappointment and ease confusion. For these purposes, it is recommended to use various approaches in the framework of aromatherapy, including inhalations and therapeutic baths. Patchouli oil benefits also include powerful tonic actions of this natural remedy, which can be used to improve metabolism, stimulate appetite and digestion, regulate hormone and enzyme production in the body, etc.

Patchouli oil can be used to treat frigidity, erectile dysfunction and loss of libido as this oil can act as an excellent natural aphrodisiac. Finally, this essential oil is one of the greatest ones for treating various skin conditions, starting from dermatitis and eczema, and ending with usual cuts and bruises. By applying this oil directly to your skin, you can nourish and rejuvenate it, prevent various infections diseases and fungal infections, heal the wounds, prevent wrinkles formation and so on. This natural remedy is very effective with aging skin, as well as rough, dehydrated and cracked skin. To enjoy the above mentioned patchouli oil benefits, be sure that you purchase a high quality oil.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

2 Responses to “Patchouli Essential Oil”

  1. Beneficios del aceite esencial de pachuli - Otra Medicina Says:

    […] El aceite esencial de pachuli tiene un aroma fuerte y es muy utilizado en la elaboración de perfumes, además de ser utilizado para fabricar repelentes contra insectos. Es un aceite esencial que puede ser combinado con otros aceites, ya que es uno de los más seguros y que no provoca efectos secundarios. […]

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