Scientific Name: Pogostemon cablin
Cutting Size: 6 to 9 inch rooted
Cutting Colour: Green
Varieties available: CIM-Samarth
Usage: For propagation
Packing: In plastic net bags or as per buyer’s requirement
Availability: Throughout the year
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
English Name: Patchouli
Hindi Name: Patchouli, Pehpli
Propagation: By rooted cuttings/ rooted plants
Essential Oil: Anti-depressant, Anti-phlogistic, Anti-septic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Cicatrisant, Cytophylactic, Deodorant, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Fungicide, Insecticide, Sedative.
Patchouli is a branched, erect, perennial aromatic herb and considered to be a native of Phillippines and Malaysia. It is a bushy herb with quardiangular erect stems, furry leaves reaching 2-3 feet in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers that are known to quickly drain the nutrients from the soil in which it grows.
For cultivation, a deep foamy soil, rich in humus and nutrients, with a loose friable texture and without impervious layer at the bottom is the best. Patchouli prefers warm and humid climate and a fairly heavy and evenly distributed rainfall. Patchouli oil is extracted from the lightly fragrant leaves and the white, violet-marked flowers of the plant. It's a thick, light yellow or brown liquid, with a strong, musky-earthy and slightly sweet aroma.
Patchouli has been used for thousands of years. It is used to treat skin and hair problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff, and oily scalp. It also has wound healing and scar reducing properties.
Patchouli oil is one of the best fixatives for heavy perfumes. It is a perfume by itself and is highly valued in perfume, soaps, cosmetics and flavour industries. Patchouli oil is also popularly used as a fabric fragrance. It is also used as a fragrance in skin and personal care products, air fresheners, laundry detergents, and paper towels. It's also used as incense and as a base note for perfumes.
In aromatherapy, patchouli oil is said to help relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Its calming effect is very effective for relaxation and meditation. Simply add a few drops in a diffuser or vaporizer.
You can also mix it into your face cream, lotion, or shampoo, or even add it to your bathwater. It is used to stimulate the appetite, for diarrhoea, and its balancing effect on the endocrine system.