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Pogostemon cablin

patchouli

plant overview
pleasant for people and pets

Patchouli is a shrub-like plant in the mint family native to southeast Asia. The leaves of the plant exudes a sweet, exotic, earthy scent when rubbed or bruised. The dried herb lends a musky fragrance to potpourri, and also acts as a fixative to “fix” the scent of other ingredients. Combined with essential oils and botanical resins, dried patchouli is transformed into incense that can be burned over smoldering charcoal. Dried patchouli is also helpful to have on hand if you have pets, especially during warm weather months when fleas tend to hitch a ride indoors on your pet’s fur. A dusting of the finely ground or powdered herb on pet’s bedding and other places where fleas may lay eggs acts as a natural barrier.

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Patchouli
Pogostemon cablin

patchouli

plant overview
pleasant for people and pets

Patchouli is a shrub-like plant in the mint family native to southeast Asia. The leaves of the plant exudes a sweet, exotic, earthy scent when rubbed or bruised. The dried herb lends a musky fragrance to potpourri, and also acts as a fixative to “fix” the scent of other ingredients. Combined with essential oils and botanical resins, dried patchouli is transformed into incense that can be burned over smoldering charcoal. Dried patchouli is also helpful to have on hand if you have pets, especially during warm weather months when fleas tend to hitch a ride indoors on your pet’s fur. A dusting of the finely ground or powdered herb on pet’s bedding and other places where fleas may lay eggs acts as a natural barrier.

01.
A Bit of Botany
a little botanical information on patchouli

description
Pogostemon cablin is a species of plant from the Lamiaceae family.

This is a fragrant herb, with soft, opposite, egg-shaped leaves and square stems. It can reach from 2 to 3 feet in height, giving out the peculiar, characteristic odor of patchouli when rubbed. Its whitish flowers, tinged with purple, grow in both axillary and terminal spikes.

The crop is cut two or three times a year, the leaves being dried and packed in bales and exported for distillation of the oil. Patchouli has a strong heavy scent, especially when distilled into an oil form. The best oil is freshly distilled near the plantations. That obtained from leaves imported into Europe, often damaged and adulterated even up to 80 per cent, is lesser quality.

common names & nomenclature
The name patchouli is from the native name for the plant in Madras, said to be from Tamil pachchai "green" + ilai "leaf”.

Also known as:
Patchouli, Pucha-pat, patchouli, Pogostemon patchouli

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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